Using the new Concurrent Localization method

The DITA CMS 3.4/4.0 Concurrent Localization method was completely revamped in DITA CMS 4.1.

Note: If you are using the DITA CMS 3.4/4.0 version of the concurrent localization method and want to upgrade to the new version, please contact IXIASOFT Support.

It now includes the following features:

  • Ability to generate the localization kit in XLIFF and DITA formats
  • Very flexible auto-translation process, which can be configured to ignore changes that you consider minor such as extra spaces, punctuation, <draft-comment> elements, etc.
  • A new status in the workflow that indicates whether a document was completely auto-translated by the system
  • A new report that provides detailed feedback on the localization process (coming soon)
  • An improved localization kit that provides more content, such as a document that includes all the source text and images to provide context for the translation

For more information about the concurrent localization method, see the DITA CMS User Guide and DITA CMS System Administrator's Guide.

Note: To differentiate between the two versions of the concurrent localization model, the original version was renamed node-based localization method in DITA CMS 4.1. The term concurrent localization method is used to refer to the improved version introduced in 4.1. The node-based localization method will be deprecated in the next major DITA CMS release. If you are currently using the node-based localization method, IXIASOFT recommends that you upgrade to the new concurrent localization method. Please contact IXIASOFT Support for more information.