Select a language (Russian in this case) in a bi-lingual document?
Thread poster: TSDM

TSDM
Russian Federation
Local time: 20:28
Russian to English
Jun 14, 2010

I've got a large number of bi-lingual (English and Russian) documents. I'd like
to be able to quickly select all the Russian text and apply a style to it.

Does anyone know of a way to do this in MS Word or maybe OpenOffice?


 

Robert Tucker
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:28
German to English
+ ...
Pure text? Jun 14, 2010

If it is text purely composed of Russian and English letters of the alphabet then searching for [а-я] or [a-z] ("Regular expressions" checked) and replacing with & with a specified format will do the job in OpenOffice. You would need to go back over it for numbers and so on, of course.

 

TSDM
Russian Federation
Local time: 20:28
Russian to English
TOPIC STARTER
Unfortunatly, no. Quite a lot of roman letters in the Russian text. Jun 14, 2010

Unfortunatly, no. In many places there are company and organisation names in the Russian text written in roman letters.

 

Robert Tucker
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:28
German to English
+ ...
Find paragraphs Jun 14, 2010

Try Search for:

^.*[а-я].*$

Replace with:

&

applying a format to the "Replace".

It worked for me in a simple test. Unless you have Russian letters in the English text!


 


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