File Import Settings


Tag content of source file can be visualized in the Editor by clicking Expand Tags under the Tool menu and edited by clicking F2.

All elements have at least the following translatable attributes: title, aria-labelaria-valuetext.

Non standard html tags are:

  • ignored - separate paragraphs are created when Convert non-HTML tags to Memsource tags is set to false.

    • Standard ignored html tags: basebasefontcanvascolgroupframeset, linkobjectscriptstyle

  • Imported as single (non-translatable) inline tags when Convert non-HTML tags to Memsource tags is true

Some elements have more attributes: <img> has alt, but <a> does not as alt is not a standard attribute for <a>

See HTML elements reference for standard attributes and use of HTML entities.

File Types

  • .HTML

  • .HTM

Import Options

  • Break tag (<br/>) creates new segment

  • Convert non-HTML tags to Memsource tags

  • Import comments

    Imports standalone comments as tags. Inline comments (inside paragraphs) are always imported as tags.

  • Preserve whitespaces

  • Update language declaration in completed files

    All language declarations in the completed HTML files are updated with a proper language code.

  • Exclude elements

    A list of HTML tags separated by commas that should not be imported for translation.

  • Convert to Memsource tags

    Apply regular expressions to convert specified text to tags.

  • Character entities to Memsource tags

    Enter a list of character entities that will be converted into Memsource tags during translation. These are exported to the translated document in the same form as they are present in the source file.


    if &nbsp; is converted into a Memsource tag, the same entity (&nbsp;) will be preserved in the exported document.

  • Translatable meta tags

    Use a regular expression to specify attributes in <meta> tags to import their content. This is available only for <meta> tags with the attribute name="description" or name="keywords" and attributes="property".

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