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Stingray Document Aligner

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Stingray is an open source cross-platform document aligner designed to assist professional translators in the production of translation memories from existing translated material.

Translation memories generated by Stingray can be used in most modern CAT (Computer Aided Translation) programs, including Swordfish.

Source Code is Open

The source code of Stingray is available under Eclipse Public License v1.0 at Anyone can download the source code, compile, modify and use it at no cost in compliance with the accompanying license terms.

Aligning Word Files

Supported file formats

General Documentation

  • Adobe InCopy ICML
  • Adobe InDesign Interchange (INX)
  • Adobe InDesign IDML CS4, CS5, CS6 & CC
  • HTML
  • Microsoft Office (2007 and newer)
  • Microsoft Visio XML Drawings (2007 and newer)
  • MIF (Maker Interchange Format)
  • OpenOffice / LibreOffice / StarOffice
  • Plain Text
  • SRT Subtitles

XML Formats

  • XML (Generic)
  • DITA 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3
  • DocBook 3.x, 4.x and 5.x
  • SVG
  • Word 2003 ML

Software Development

  • JavaScript
  • Java Properties
  • JSON
  • RC (Windows C/C++ Resources)
  • ResX (Windows .NET Resources)

Export Formats

Stingray exports aligned translation memories in these formats:

  • TMX: (Translation Memory eXchange), the vendor-neutral open XML standard for the exchange of Translation Memory (TM) data created by Computer Aided Translation (CAT) and localization tools, published by LISA (Localisation Industry Standards Association).
  • TAB Delimited: delimited files exported by Stingray can be directly opened, whithout any special configuration, by Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers.


Stingray GUI
Stingray GUI
Alignmen Dialog
Alignment Dialog