Find/replace CRLF, LF and EF BB BF in MemoQ
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 07:54
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Dec 9, 2009

G'day everyone

I posted a question about find/replace here:
http://www.proz.com/forum/general_technical_issues/152878-find_replace_across_multiple_files_multiple_directories.html
...on how to do find/replace of CRLF and LF (Dos and Unix line endings) and UTF8 byte order marks across multiple text files in multiple directories. Someone suggested that I simply load the files as a MemoQ project, do the find/replace, and then create the translated files as a result.

Well, I don't have MemoQ, so I'm asking here if this is truly possible. Can I load a bunch of text files (with any file extension) into MemoQ, and tell it to find "CRLF" (Dos line endings) and replace it with "LF" (Unix line endings)? And can I tell it to find EF BB BF (the UTF8 byte order mark) and remove it if it finds it? Oh, and can I be sure that MemoQ will open these text files as UTF8 even if they don't have a UTF8 byte order mark?

Thanks
Samuel


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Gergely Vandor
Hungary
Local time: 07:54
English to Hungarian
I'm afraid not Dec 9, 2009

Hello Samuel,

memoQ will take any txt file (I beleive), but always export them as UTF-8 with DOS type line breaks.

What you are looking for is a bit too advanced functionality to put into a general purpose translation tool in my opinion. I've just found this, Okapi seems to cover your needs:

http://okapi.sourceforge.net/Release/Utilities/Help/

What kind of project requires you to do this, if I may ask?

Best regards,
Gergely

[Edited at 2009-12-09 20:13 GMT]


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