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Stingray Document Aligner

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Stingray is an open source, cross-platform document aligner designed to help professional translators create translation memories from existing translated material.

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

Stingray is an essential tool for translation professionals who need to create TMs from existing content, whether for use in a translation editor or as a stand-alone reference. It offers a range of advanced features and tools that make it easy to create high-quality TMs quickly and efficiently, ensuring that users can deliver translations of the highest quality.

Source Code is Open

The source code of Stingray is available under the Eclipse Public License v1.0 at Anyone can download, compile, modify and use the source code free of charge under the terms of the license.

We offer subscriptions for installers, technical support, bug fixes, and feature requests. By subscribing to our support plan, you not only get access to our expertise and help, but you also contribute to the continuous improvement of Stingray. Your subscription fees pay for code development costs and ensure the quality and reliability of our software.

Subscription Keys are available at our Online Store. Subscription Keys cannot be shared or transferred to different machines.

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 can export aligned segments in these file formats:

  • TMX 1.4
  • TAB Delimited
  • Excel

TAB delimited files exported by Stingray can be opened directly by Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers without any special configuration.


Stingray GUI
Stingray GUI
Alignmen Dialog
Alignment Dialog