Translation providers work as a bridge between the translation text extracted by Translation manager and your Translation Service.
Out of the box, Translation manager comes with two translation providers
Xliff File Provider¶
The XLIFF file provider allows you to export and import translations in the industry-standard XLIFF file format (v1.2 or v2.0).
Xliff is an XML based format that is used by almost all translation companies the world over, and can be used in all modern translation tools. By providing your translators with the content in this format you can be assured they will be able to work with it and provide you back the content in a format that can be used to update your site.
The translation dashboard provides a simple translation interface within the Umbraco back office, that allows for translators to login and just translate the content without having to worry about any of the other elements of your site.