Wordfast number format (decimals and commas) not changing from European to English
Thread poster: Mary Barattucci

Mary Barattucci  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 02:26
Italian to English
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Feb 21, 2018

I use WF Pro 5.3 and it won't change decimal points and commas in numbers (i.e. 5.359,00 to 5,359.00 or 1,25% to 1.25%). I've looked everywhere in preferences and searched online but can't figure out how to do this automatically. This is a significant waste of time as for every number I have to backspace and change the comma or decimal point. But WF PRO 4 used to do this so why can't I get 5 to do it? What am I missing?

 

jaime_guitart
Local time: 02:26
English to Spanish
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Did you find a solution to this problem? Sep 23, 2018

Dear Maria,
I find myself in the same situation: did you find a solution?
Best,
Jaime


 

Mary Barattucci  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 02:26
Italian to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Workaround Sep 24, 2018

Hi Jamie,
I didn't get a solution, but I did get a workaround.
If the numbers are already populated in the segments, you can do a find and replace on the commas.
In the search bar at the top of the screen under the menu bar, select "Target", then click on the box for Regex, enter "\d" in the "Enter text to filter segments" box and then for Filter choose "short segments" and click on the magnifying glass to search. From there you can do a find and replace for the commas to de
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Hi Jamie,
I didn't get a solution, but I did get a workaround.
If the numbers are already populated in the segments, you can do a find and replace on the commas.
In the search bar at the top of the screen under the menu bar, select "Target", then click on the box for Regex, enter "\d" in the "Enter text to filter segments" box and then for Filter choose "short segments" and click on the magnifying glass to search. From there you can do a find and replace for the commas to decimal points. Then just click on the "X" in the bar when you are done.
Hope this helps.
Mary
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