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how to remove the editor's name in sdl studio 2014?
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larrylee
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Jun 16, 2015

It is very easy to remove the editor's name in MS Word. Is it possible to do the same with SDL Studio 2014?

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E_Kelly
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Where Jun 17, 2015

Where can you find the name of editors in SDL Studio ?
I just wondering where it is.


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Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
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User names are stored in the TM and in the SDLXLIFF Jun 17, 2015

Every segment you translate contains three timestamps: date of creation, date last modified and date last accessed. The first two also contain the name of the user. This metadata is stored in the TM (for each TU) as well as in the SDLXLIFF file (for each segment).

In the TM, it can be changed using the maintenance function in the view "Translation Memories".

Walter


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larrylee
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Thank you, Walter. Jun 17, 2015

Walter Blaser wrote:

Every segment you translate contains three timestamps: date of creation, date last modified and date last accessed. The first two also contain the name of the user. This metadata is stored in the TM (for each TU) as well as in the SDLXLIFF file (for each segment).

In the TM, it can be changed using the maintenance function in the view "Translation Memories".

Walter




So it is NOT possible to change or remove the name in the SDLXLIFF file. I thought it had a similar feature as MS Word's "remove personal information," with which you can easily remove all the personal information saved in a Word file.


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E_Kelly
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No names in it. Jun 18, 2015

Walter Blaser wrote:

Every segment you translate contains three timestamps: date of creation, date last modified and date last accessed. The first two also contain the name of the user. This metadata is stored in the TM (for each TU) as well as in the SDLXLIFF file (for each segment).

In the TM, it can be changed using the maintenance function in the view "Translation Memories".

Walter


I have failed to find the "the name of the user." in the sdlxliff file.
I opened it with text editor and checked it out from headr to the last "group".
But, it does not have my name in it even once.

In TM, it should be there. But it's so simple to manipulate it.


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E_Kelly
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iMpossible Jun 19, 2015

larrylee wrote:
So it is NOT possible to change or remove the name in the SDLXLIFF file. I thought it had a similar feature as MS Word's "remove personal information," with which you can easily remove all the personal information saved in a Word file.

That is just impossible.

If SDLXLIFF had your name on it, You can delete it. Absolutely.
But, (Un)fortunately, it does not have your name on it.
So, simply, it is impossible.


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SDL Community  Identity Verified
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Depends how you're working... Jun 21, 2015

... if you are using tracked changes as you work then the name of the editor is stored in the SDLXLIFF. There is no anonymise feature here, but you could easily search/replace using regex in a decent text editor.

Might make a simple OpenX application too if there is a demand for this? Just a button on the Files/Project View to anonymise selected files.

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


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E_Kelly
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Nothing but too expensive program. Jun 21, 2015

1. Close SDL Studio

2. Open some "Text editor" you like (Notepad etc..)

3. Now open a text file (format is sdlxliff)

4. Go to folder
(in case, Franch -> Englush)
Woring_folder\Project_name\en-US

5. Your file is like this;
Some_name_of_source_file_format.sdlxliff

6. "Find and replace"
Find: author="Foo"
Replace: author="Boo"
(where, Foo is Your name in short
Boo is some other name or something else)

7. Save & Close the sdlxliff

8. Open SDL Studio.


SDL Studio is nothing but too expensive program for editing simple text.

Regards


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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SDL Studio is not intended "for editing simple text" Jun 21, 2015

Jaesang wrote:
SDL Studio is nothing but too expensive program for editing simple text.


This software is intended for completely different purposes.


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SDL Community  Identity Verified
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Perhaps another, and more complete way... Jun 22, 2015

... in case you are receiving sdlxliff files with changes from multiple authors is to use this regex:

Search
(author=").*?(")

Replace
$1anon$2

So replace anon with whatever name you would like in the track changes. This will replace it in the Studio Editor, but it does not completely anoymise the SDLXLIFF because we also store the deleted/amended details with the username as well.

So you could also run this one:

Search
(?<=(created_by">|last_modified_by">))\w+

Replace
anon

I didn't run a really comprehensive check on this so back up your original first, but this seemed to work for me. I guess with a little ingenuity you could combine these two searches into one expression.

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


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Meta Arkadia
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regexless Jun 22, 2015

Open in a SQLite editor...



... and replace the author's name with sheer nothingness?

Cheers,

Hans (not a regex fan)


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SDL Community  Identity Verified
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Could be tricky... Jun 22, 2015

Meta Arkadia wrote:

Open in a SQLite editor...



... and replace the author's name with sheer nothingness?

Cheers,

Hans (not a regex fan)


... as the SDLXLIFF is a flat text file

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


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Meta Arkadia
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Of course Jun 22, 2015

SDL Community wrote: ... as the SDLXLIFF is a flat text file

I mixed up my file formats again. SDLTM.

Sorry!

Hans


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larrylee
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Thank you, Paul. I already did this and it worked nicely. Jun 23, 2015

SDL Community wrote:

... in case you are receiving sdlxliff files with changes from multiple authors is to use this regex:

Search
(author=").*?(")

Replace
$1anon$2

So replace anon with whatever name you would like in the track changes. This will replace it in the Studio Editor, but it does not completely anoymise the SDLXLIFF because we also store the deleted/amended details with the username as well.

So you could also run this one:

Search
(?))\w+

Replace
anon

I didn't run a really comprehensive check on this so back up your original first, but this seemed to work for me. I guess with a little ingenuity you could combine these two searches into one expression.

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


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larrylee
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Thank you, Jaesang. Jun 23, 2015

Jaesang wrote:

1. Close SDL Studio

2. Open some "Text editor" you like (Notepad etc..)

3. Now open a text file (format is sdlxliff)

4. Go to folder
(in case, Franch -> Englush)
Woring_folder\Project_name\en-US

5. Your file is like this;
Some_name_of_source_file_format.sdlxliff

6. "Find and replace"
Find: author="Foo"
Replace: author="Boo"
(where, Foo is Your name in short
Boo is some other name or something else)

7. Save & Close the sdlxliff

8. Open SDL Studio.


SDL Studio is nothing but too expensive program for editing simple text.

Regards





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