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Hi there, Trados community!
I have a problem that's very annoying with improper alphanumeric match recognition in Trados Studio 2021 126.96.36.19917.
Since it's for translating Qs&As, I have countless cases of A1., A2., A3., etc., which I must translate to R1., R2., R3., etc. I already confirmed dozens of such R+number, and yet, all I get as matches is as follows:
Worse than that, even though the R1., R2., R3... all the way to R14. are already confirmed and in the memory, EVERY TIME I confirm a Q1., Q2. or else, ALL my confirmed R's become A's.
How can I at least prevent Trados from replacing already confirmed segments? Or, even better, how could I make it replace all instances of A1., A2., A3... A99. to R1., R2., R3... R99?
As a first stopgap solution, change the autopropagation settings (File->Options):
Then it might be a help to filter for all your A1, A2, A3s etc with the Display filter (using a regex…
Hello Louis LaBonté
Sorry, I did not get your reply. If you use the @ character you can "mention" forum members, which is a good way of getting their attention.
So the regex to get Qs&As would…
Then it might be a help to filter for all your A1, A2, A3s etc with the Display filter (using a regex like "A\d+:") and then translate them all, confirm and lock.
Quickest way to achieve this might be:
1) Filter as descibed
2) Copy source to target for all filtered segments
3) Find and replace with regex, something like this:
I just notice you have A., not A:. Make sure you escape the "period" character: \.
Thank you, that will help a lot!
Still, that would be great if Trados could more intelligently recognize similarities AND differences in alphanumeric sequences. For instance, the ONLY logic behind considering “T-2161-15” and “(7th) 98” as matches for “Q1.” or “A1.” seems to be as dumb as “they all are alphanumeric is some way”. Not very promising with regards to possible results...
P.S. I have never used Regex, so it would be greatly appreciated if you could show me how to change your suggested syntax in order to “escape the ‘period’ character: \.”
So the regex to get Qs&As would probably be: ^[AQ]\d+\.\s?$
This allows for the dot/period to be followed by one or more spaces.
For the find/replace this might work: