Xlit converts text from one writing system into another. It allows the user to define a transliteration simply by typing the input strings in one window and the strings to which they are to be mapped in another. Transliteration may be restricted to regions bounded by specified delimiters or their complements. Transliteration may also be performed by external commands or plugins. Xlit can also convert one type of delimiter to another, e.g. from HZ escapes to XML. Xlit can read and write transliteration definitions in its own format and as Yudit keymaps. It can be run in batch mode without the GUI.