.NLT File Extension

.NLT File Extension

File Type

Windows Transliteration File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
4.0  |  2 Votes
Category System Files
Format Text and Binary

What is an NLT file?

An NLT file is a Windows system file used to map one language's writing system to another, in a process called transliteration. It contains text and binary data that associates characters used in one language with characters used in another. NLT files are found in the C:/Windows/Globalization/ELS/Transliteration directory.

More Information

As part of its Globalization Services, Windows includes Extended Linguistic Services (ELS) that are implemented as a dynamic link library (DLL). When developers create internationalized Windows apps, they can reference Windows' ELS to perform certain functions, including automatically mapping UTF-16 characters used in one language to characters used in another language.

To map characters between languages, Windows uses NLT files. These files are often named after the languages they link. For example, the first NLT file listed in the C:/~/ELS/Transliteration directory is named bengali-to-latin.nlt.

How do I open an NLT file?

NLT files are Windows system files that are not meant to be opened. Windows APIs reference NLT files when Windows' Extended Linguistic Services transliterate a language.

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Programs that open NLT files

Windows
Not meant to be opened
Updated December 30, 2020

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