Matching double byte characters in Autotranslation rules
Thread poster: Piotr Bienkowski

Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
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English to Polish
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Jun 10, 2013


I'm still on MemoQ 5. I am translating a text authored in Japan, where Latin characters and characters that look like Latin but are actually double-byte (or full-width if you like) are freely mixed by the author.

I entered an autotranslation rule where I want to get rid of the P-like looking full width character, code point \xff30, but it is not matched. The rule was as follows:

(\xff30)(\d+) and in the replacement part I entered $2.

Will memoQ 5 match characters entered like this \xff30 or is this functionality missing?

The funny thing is that \d will match latin and full width digits all the same, without making a difference.



Juan Perello  Identity Verified
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Japanese to Spanish
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Probably better to pre-process Jun 10, 2013


I think on this case you better preprocess your document before importing it to memoQ. Here you can download the Wide2narrow macro for word, which allows you to change all double byte characters into single byte, all in one go.

Hope it helps.

Juan Luis


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