Need method/tool to find-replace in source text
Objavljivač niti: kd42

kd42
Estonija
Local time: 11:27
engleski na ruski
Jan 12

Good day,
What is a feasible way or [freeware] tool which can be used to find-replace the source data in a big (15kw) sdlxliff file? The changes that are required are simple, like "5mm" -> "5 mm" but they are numerous and randomly scattered in the source text.
Thank you.


 

mikhailo
Local time: 12:27
engleski na ruski
+ ...
Any text editor Jan 12

Any text editor like Notepad++


xliff - XML plain text file


 

Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
Velika Britanija
Local time: 09:27
Član (2014)
japanski na engleski
CleanUp Tasks Jan 12

kd42 wrote:
What is a feasible way or [freeware] tool which can be used to find-replace the source data in a big (15kw) sdlxliff file?

Search the SDL AppStore for CleanUp Tasks and install it. That will replace text in the source using regexes, and a lot more besides. It works well for me. Read the help and examples carefully.

Dan


Stepan Konev
 

kd42
Estonija
Local time: 11:27
engleski na ruski
POKRETAČ TEME
Thanks a lot for your input, everyone Jan 13

Thanks for coming to help me, guys.
I tried both methods and will use MS Word as a text editor for search/replace, because it allows me to limit the range to the essential data, without damaging the rest of it.
I am not skilled enough to use Notepad or other text editors and limit the range to the data between certain tags.
I do not like the usability and philosophy of Studio plugins, won't use them.
Happy translating and thanks again!


 

Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Ruska Federacija
Local time: 12:27
engleski na ruski
Thank you Dan Jan 13

Dan Lucas wrote:
Search the SDL AppStore for CleanUp Tasks and install it. That will replace text in the source using regexes, and a lot more besides. It works well for me. Read the help and examples carefully.

I didn't know of that plugin. A very useful feature. Loads of thanks.

@kd42
If you choose to use MS Word, you can use the following regex replacement (with 'Use wildcards' checkbox ticked):
Find what: ([0-9])([A-Za-z])
Replace with: \1 \2

This regex will find any number ([0-9]) followed by any letter, either upper or lower case ([A-Za-z]), and replace it with same element number one (\1) followed by space and followed by same element number two (\2).
The regex will cover chemical formulas like Na2SO4 => Na2 SO4. Therefore, use it carefully.
***
([0-9]) = \1
([A-Za-z]) = \2

[Edited at 2021-01-13 22:20 GMT]


 

kd42
Estonija
Local time: 11:27
engleski na ruski
POKRETAČ TEME
Thanks, Stepan Jan 14

Thanks a lot, Stepan, for reconfirming my approach.
Since Studio XLIFF contains two instances of source one of which must not be changed, I plan to apply bold font attribute to the ranges which may be changed, and then limit the find-replace passes to bold characters only.


 


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