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how can I search for an "Enter sign" in a Star Transit project?
Thread poster: Ilde Grimaldi

Ilde Grimaldi  Identity Verified
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Jul 31, 2007

Hi, I know that I can view "enter signs" (in German Zeilenumbrüchen) in Star Transit by changing the preset view setting, and choosing for example ¶.
But how can I search for them??
I have a huge Transit project to edit (more than 100.000 words), and I noticed that by error many translated segments includes an Enter sign, thus the final layout of the "Fließtext" will be disrupted.
How can I search for it in the Transit XP Search and Replace mask?
I have tryed typing alt+0182 from the keypad or copying and pasting the sign which is shown to me in the segment, but to no avail.

thank you and regards
Ilde


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Jalapeno
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... Jul 31, 2007

You could try searching for:

^p

As I don't work with Star Transit, I'm not sure it'll work, but it works in Word.


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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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use control characters Jul 31, 2007

Hi Ilde,
you can search for things such as backspaces, new lines, spaces, tabs etc. using control characters.


\n = New line (finds line breaks inside segments. It does not find line breaks created by segment markers (e.g. new paragraphs). To find such line breaks you can use the control character \o (for segment markers).

The expression \n is used to find the end of a line. The characters ^ and $ are used to search for the search string at the beginning and end of a line respectively. Under certain circumstances both expressions may return the same result but there can be differences both in usage and outcome.

Further control characters are:
\b = Backspace
\e = Escape (ESC)
\f = Form feed (new page)
\o = Segment marker (in Transit editor only)
\s = Space
\t = Tabulator

Good luck,
Jill


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Ilde Grimaldi  Identity Verified
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\n Jul 31, 2007

thank you very much, this is it in Transit:

\n

thank you and regards
Ilde


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Jernej
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quotation marks Feb 4, 2008

Hello,

I didn't want to open a new topic, since my problem is very similar to that of Ilde's.

I also have a large project, but I would like to search for quotaion marks, as I have to leave every phrase, which is in quotes, in source language. Because this is a project, that already has quite a large translation memory, I would like to check, if the translator(s) before me left those phrases in source language.

But I don't know how to search for quotes, since they are also search operators. I've tried putting them in () and {} and ' ', I've tried using \q (don't know why, just a hunch)... I don't know how to search for them, nor how to search for any text within quotation marks with one search string.

Please help.


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Antoní­n Otáhal
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use regular expressions Feb 5, 2008

and in them, use \u0000 where you put the Unicode hexadecimal value of "your" quotes (there are quite a few types, by the way) instead of 0000 - you can read the Transit XV Reference Guide for details.

Antonin


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Jernej
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not working Feb 5, 2008

I guess I wasn't specific enough. First of all, forgot to mention I am still using Transite Satellite PE 3.0, not XV.

I fixed the problem by copying all the text from transit into microsoft word and simply put a " sign in word's embedded find and replace system. Miraculously, it found all the quotation marks, which transit didn't.

I just wanted to know, how to search for a quotation mark, or how to search for ANY text which is written in quotation marks with only ONE search string (like searching for "*", where * can be anything). This particular search string doesn't seem to work in Transit though.

I hope I clarified my problem a bit better now.


Regards,
Jernej


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Antoní­n Otáhal
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Does Satellite admit RegEx? Feb 5, 2008

You will find out by opening Search or Search and Replace dialogue box, and want "more" - either you can choose "Regular Expressions" or not.

If yes, using them will enable you to do what you need in quite a natural way (I believe the XV Reference Guide can be downloaded from Star website without problems); if not, your substitute solution is about as good as anything else.

Antonin


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Jernej
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No RegEx Feb 7, 2008

Antonin,

I tried your solution, but Transit 3.0 SE apparently doesn't admit regular expressions. When I click more, I only have the options "Match case" and "Find whole words only".

I guess I'll just stick to the old Copy-Paste to MS Word. I have to copy-paste in any case, because Transit doesn't support spell-checking with MS Word's spell-checker. Mind as well search for those quotes while I'm at it...

Nevertheless, I really appreciate your help.

Regards,
Jernej


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