CSV files

How to translate CSV files

A comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. The use of the comma as a field separator is the source of the name for this file format.

Formatting guide:

  • All text in CSV files is considered as translatable

  • The file should be a single language file, so use only one source language

  • The file needs to be encoded in UTF-8

  • The output file will be encoded in UTF-8

  • The comma character will divide your sentence into multiple segments and will not be included in the translation

  • The comma character will be included in translation if it's in a sentence enclosed by quotation marks


The example file segmentation by Text United: