Scanning source documents for possible non-translatables
Thread poster: Hans Lenting

Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
Member (2006)
German to Dutch
Apr 13

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Create a set of regular expressions to filter the source segments directly after import of the source document. Scan the filtered segments for non-translatables.

With the option Extract reg. exp. results you can collect candidates for non-translatables. Once you have collected them, you can tag them as regular expressions and save them in a glossary for non-translatables. These won't be send to the MT system (when Edit > Preferences > Mask non-translatable fragments option is selected).


[Edited at 2018-04-14 09:56 GMT]


Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
Member (2006)
German to Dutch
Creating a glossary from the found candidates Apr 15

Here's a script to convert the results of the Reg. exp. results pane to regular expressions that can be used in a glossary for regular expressions. You'll need the (free) version of BBEdit ( ).


The tagged items (real regular expressions now):


Once all entries in the glossary have been tagged, you create a glossary definition:


The non-translatables from the glossaries will be recognised:


Due to a glitch, not all non-translatables will be displayed in the glossary pane (they will be recognised, though):


Masked non-translatables won't be send to the MT systems:


[Edited at 2018-04-15 08:43 GMT]


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