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.FTL File Extension

File Type 1FreeMarker Template File

DeveloperThe FreeMarker Project
3.9 (16 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files

What is an FTL file?

An FTL file is a template used by FreeMarker, a Java template engine used to auto-generate text output. It contains source text as well as FreeMarker variable definitions and instructions that are used as placeholders for text substitutions. FTL files are commonly used for auto-generating HTML webpages, .JAVA class skeleton files, and other source code files, such as .PHP, .ASP, and .CFM files.

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To generate a new text file, developers input two files into FreeMarker: an FTL template file and a JAVA file that loads data used for substitutions.

NOTE: FreeMarker is distributed as an open-source Java package that can be embedded into Java software products. One popular Java-based product that uses FTL files is Alfresco, an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.

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Programs that open FTL files

Updated 1/15/2021

File Type 2Faster Than Light Mod File

DeveloperGrognak's Mod Manager
3.7 (7 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.FTL File Association 2

File used by Grognak's Mod Manager, a program used for managing third-party mods for the real-time strategy game Faster Than Light (FTL); contains graphics and data that modify or extend the base gameplay; saved in the .ZIP format.

Programs that open FTL files

Updated 3/11/2013

File Type 3Family Tree Legends File

DeveloperPearl Street Software
3.3 (3 Votes)
CategoryData Files

.FTL File Association 3

File created by Family Tree Legends, a free genealogy application used to organize family history information; contains names, pictures, notes, and other family tree data; used for storing family genealogies and for creating printouts.

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Family Tree Legends allows users to integrate their data with other users. It also provides an online backup service called Real-Time Internet Backup. The software can import GEDCOM .GED files into FTL files using the import wizard.

Programs that open FTL files

Updated 9/30/2010

File Type 4Fluent Translation List

3.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryDeveloper Files

.FTL File Association 4

An FTL file is a translation list used by Fluent, a localization system developed by Mozilla. It contains information that developers use to translate a program's text into other languages. FTL files are source code files, which are written using Fluent Translation List syntax.

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Fluent is a localization system that allows developers to define how messages, terms, and other text included in a software program should be translated. Developers can use the text included in a program's Fluent Translation List, or FTL file, to guide translations and adapt a program's text for use in other languages.

Most importantly, Fluent allows developers to include information that may be important in one language but not in another. For example, while English does not use gendered nouns, many other languages do. In a program's FTL file, the program's developer can specify the gender of nouns referenced in the program, so a translator can gender the noun appropriately when translating.

FTL files are written like code, in that they contain variables which are defined and referenced throughout the file. These variables correspond to terms and messages used throughout a software program. Translators redefine an FTL file's variables in the language for which they are translating a program's text, in order to localize the program.

How do I open an FTL file?

You can open and edit an FTL (Fluent Translation List) file in any source code editor, including:

To ensure your source code editor highlights Fluent Translation List syntax correctly, you should install Fluent (cross-platform).

Programs that open FTL files

Updated 3/23/2021

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