How to replace commas in segments containing numbers (Trados 7.5.0.756)
Thread poster: Radu Cazac

Radu Cazac
Local time: 07:05
May 10, 2012

I have the following problem:

I translate a text in Tageditor with a lot of numbers in this format: 1A.1.5.4.26
Trados recognizes the number as a repetition, but inserts the following number: 1A.1.5.4,26

It wouldn't be a big deal to replace the comma, but I have hundreds of such numbers. Just imagine how much time I waste replacing the comma manually.

Is there a solution to force Tag editor to not insert the comma instead of a point?

I use Word 2003 with Windows 7, Trados is version 7.5.0.756


Thank you


 

István Hirsch  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:05
English to Hungarian
Try this with the translated text May 10, 2012

Nowadays I do not use Tageditor, in addition, cannot remember which version does what, but theoretically this should work. Try it on a backup copy, if the digit-comma-digit triplets occur only in the structure to convert. Use 3 replacement steps:

Find:
,_

Replace with:
#&

Find:
,
Replace with:
.

Find:
#&
Replace with:
,_


As can be seen, in Step 1 'normal’ (text) commas are temporarily replaced with a marker, then remaining commas (hopefully between digits) are converted to a period, then markers are replaced with the original comma+space structure.



[Módosítva: 2012-05-10 15:54 GMT]


 

Radu Cazac
Local time: 07:05
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you May 11, 2012

Thank you for your answer, it works very well. And in the meantime, I found a way to prevent this from happening. I went to Options - Translations Memory Options - Substitution localisation and I unticked all the radio buttons there. Now the numbers are copied in the target segment without any modification.

 


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