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.


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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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