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File Extension SVT

The file extension SVT is associated with Stonevoice Translator, which is an open source application released under the GNU General Public License. Stonevoice Translator is designed to assist with translation tasks for the Stonevoice Application Suite and contains a host of advanced features that expedite the localization process and make translations easier.

The file extension SVT is a text/data file type that contains generic INI files, Inno setup messages, ASP/VBScript files, JavaScript variables, and other files which are used for language translation in the Stonevoice Application Suite. SVT files allow you to import translated strings from an older version of Stonevoice into the localization structure of the newer version.

When you use the localization feature, any translation you enter into the application for a translation string is automatically recorded in the dictionary. You can also use the Macros feature to create hotkeys for the localization features.

Stonevoice Translation is an older application which was eventually turned over to the open source community. The source code for the application is readily available on the Stonevoice website.

How to Open SVT Files

SVT files can be opened using the open source Stonevoice Translator application which is available as a free download on the Stonevoice website. The download is an executable (EXE) which is multiplatform and can be used with Windows, Mac OS X, or the Linux operating system.

If you are a developer or programmer, you can download the Stonevoice Translator source code which includes a precompiled executable, Stonevoice Translator VB6 source code, BatsParser VB6 source code, and documentation. The source code is available as a compressed ZIP file on the Stonevoice website.

If you are a developer or programmer and you want to open and view the contents of the SVT file, you can use any text editing program. If you use Windows, you can open SVT files with WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can open SVT files using Apple TextEdit, TextMate, MacVim, or Microsoft Word. For the Linux operating system, you can use AbiWord, gEdit, Nano Editor, or Vim.

SVT files are not meant to be converted to another format since they are designed to be used with Stonevoice Translator. If you convert the files to another format, there is no corresponding application which will open the SVT file extension.