Languages and file formats

Supported file formats

Supported document formats:
You can process the following document types by using memoQ:

Source documents:
  • Adobe Framemaker™ (.MIF)
  • Adobe InCopy™
  • Adobe InDesign™ (.INDD - a free Language Terminal account is needed)
  • Adobe InDesign™ (.INX)
  • Adobe InDesign™ Markup Language (.IDML)
  • Adobe PDF files (.PDF)
  • Adobe PhotoShop™ (.PSD) - you need to open the file in Photoshop for the translation to be visible
  • AuthorIT (.XML)
  • DITA (.DITA, .XML)
  • FreeMind mind maps (.MM)
  • HTML (.HTML, .HMT, .SHT), including HTML5
  • Microsoft Word™ 2003 (.DOC, .RTF, .BAK, .DOT)
  • Microsoft Word™ 2007-2013 (.DOCX)
  • Microsoft Excel™ 2003 (.XLS, .XML, .XLT)
  • Microsoft Excel™ 2007-2013 (.XLSX, .XLSM)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint™ 2003 (.PPT, .PPS, .POT)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint™ 2007-2013 (.PPTX, .PPSX, .POTX, .SLDX)
  • Microsoft Visio™ (.VDX)
  • MS Help™ Workshop (.HHC, .HHK)
  • OpenDocument text documents (.ODT, .ODF)
  • Plain text (.TXT, .INF, .INI, .REG)
  • Rich Text Format™ (.RTF, two-column .RTF)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
  • TMX filter
  • Typo3 pages (.XML)
  • XML (.XML) and SGML (.SGML) files
  • YAML (.YAML)
  • Any text based document can be imported for translation through the "regex text filter"
  • Complex documents (for example HTML embedded into Excel files) can be imported in a translator-friendly way using cascading filters which link several filters one after the other
  • Microsoft Office documents embedded into other documents can be imported using the composite filters
  • TMX files can be imported also as translation documents
  • memoQ can extract images from documents and offers a translation workflow for images

Software localization formats:
  • .NET resource files (.RESX)
  • HTML (.HTML, .HMT, .SHT), including HTML5
  • Java properties
  • JSON
  • Multilingual XML formats (XML, using xPath)
  • Multilingual Excel/CSV formats (CSV, TSV, XLS, XLSX)
  • PO Gettext files (.PO)
  • Regex text filter
  • XML
  • YAML
  • Any text based document can be imported for translation through the "regex text filter"
  • Cascading filters can be used to process for example HTML embedded in TSV files
  • Multilingual Excel files are documents with multiple columns, each representing a different language, context or other information
  • Through structural alignment, available in LiveDocs, you can automatically create perfect quality translation memories from existing documents that have structural information like resource ID, or Microsoft Excel files
  • memoQ can process image files and offers a translation workflow for images

Bilingual Documents:
  • memoQ Bilingual Document (.MBD) - import only since memoQ 6.0
  • memoQ XLIFF (.MQXLZ)
  • SDL TradosTag (.TTX)
  • SDL Trados / Wordfast Classic bilingual RTF (.RTF or .DOC, pre-segmented)
  • SDL Worldserver XLIFF (.XLZ)
  • SDLXLIFF (.SDLXLIFF)
  • SDL WSXZ (.WSXZ) 
  • Two-column .RTF export (.RTF)
  • Wordfast Professional TXML (.TXML)
  • XLIFF (.XLF, .XLIF, .XLIFF)
  • Interoperability Now! XLIFF:doc

Project Files:
  • Handoff packages (.MQOUT)
  • Handback packages (.MQBACK)
  • SDL Studio package (.SDLPPX)
  • STAR Transit project (.PXF, .PPF)
  • TIPP package

Translation Memories:
  • Translation Memory eXchange (.TMX) 1.1-1.4
  • memoQ translation memories

Term bases:
  • Delimited files (.CSV, .TSV, .TXT)
  • Microsoft Excel term bases (.XLS)
  • SDL Multiterm XML term bases (.XML)
  • TBX files (.TBX)
  • Translation Memory eXchange (.TMX) 1.1-1.4
  • memoQ term bases

Segmentation rules:
  • Segmentation Rule eXchange (.SRX)
 

Supported Languages

Afrikaans Albanian Amharic (target) Arabic Armenian
Assamese Azeri (Cyrillic) Basque Belarusian Bengali
Bislama Bosnian (Cyriilic) Bulgarian Burmese (target) Catalan
Chin Chinese Croatian Czech Danish
Dari Dinka Dutch English Esperanto
Estonian Farsi Fijian Filipino Finish
Flemish French Frisian Gaelic Galician
Georgian German Greek Gujarati Haitian (Creole)
Hausa Hazaragi Hebrew Hindi Hmong
Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Indonesian Irish
Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Karen (target)
Kashmiri Kayah Kazakh Khmer (target) Kiribati
Klingon Korean Kurdish (Arabic)  Kyrgyz
(Cyrillic - target)
Lao
Latin Latvian Lingala Lithuanian Luxembourgish
Macedonian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese
Mandika (Arabic) Maori Marathi Marshallese Moldavian
Mon (target) Mongolian (Cyrillic) Montenegrin 
(Cyrillic)
Nauruan Nepali
Norwegian Oriya Pashto Pijin Polish
Portuguese Punjabi (Gurmukhi) Rohingya Romanian Rundi
Russian Rwanda Samoan Sanskrit Serbian (Cyrillic)
Sesotho Shan (target) Sinhala Slovak Slovenian
Somali Spanish Sudanese (Creole - Arabic) Sundanese Swahili
Swedish Tagalog Tajiki (Cyrillic) Tamazight Tamil
Telugu Tetun (Dili) Thai (target) Tigrigna (target) Tok (Pisin)
Tongan Torres (Strait - Creole) Tswana Turkish Turkmen (Latin)
Tuvulan Ukranian Urdu Uzbek (Cyrillic) Vietnamese
Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu