Text files

Added in version 4.6.

The translatable content is extracted from the plain text files and offered for the translation. Each paragraph is translated as a separate string.

There are several flavors of this format:

  • Plain text file

  • DokuWiki text file

  • MediaWiki text file

  • Markdown files


Unlike most other formats, the changes in the translation files will not be imported to Weblate because it can not be done reliably. The source of truth for the translations is Weblate not the translated file.

Example file:

Hello, world!

Orangutan has %d banana.

Try Weblate at http://demo.weblate.org/!

Thank you for using Weblate.

Weblate configuration

Typical Weblate Component configuration

File mask


Monolingual base language file


Template for new translations


File format

Plain text file