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Kean Hall
Italy
Local time: 09:27
Membro (2018)
Italian to English
Feb 22

Hi,
I am working on a huge .idml file. I need to do a straightforward "find and replace" to remove a space before a comma. But the space is before a start tag and the comma is after a start tag. If I do the "find and replace" with the tags visible, then Trados will also delete the tag marker, leaving me with a ghost tag to sort out. If I hide all tags, I don't have this problem. Trouble is, I can't hide all tags despite selecting View-No Tag Text.
Annotation 2020-02-22 041138
What am I missing?
Hope that makes sense.


 

Kean Hall
Italy
Local time: 09:27
Membro (2018)
Italian to English
INICIO DE TEMA
I'll answer... Feb 26

...my own question.
I went to options-Verification-QA checker-Punctuation.
Then in "check for unintentional spaces" I just put a comma. Then clicked "OK"
Then I ran the QA checker.
Then in "messages", I double clicked on the first instance of "Space before specified punctuation character (,)"
This opened (lo and behold!) the "Verification message details" menu, which also shows the offending segment, with the problem highlighted.
I then clicked "change". It a
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...my own question.
I went to options-Verification-QA checker-Punctuation.
Then in "check for unintentional spaces" I just put a comma. Then clicked "OK"
Then I ran the QA checker.
Then in "messages", I double clicked on the first instance of "Space before specified punctuation character (,)"
This opened (lo and behold!) the "Verification message details" menu, which also shows the offending segment, with the problem highlighted.
I then clicked "change". It automatically removes the space, without affecting the tags, then jumps to the next instance of the error and so on.

Relatively painless.
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Ekaterina Kroumova  Identity Verified
French to Bulgarian
+ ...
Good for you! Feb 26

Good for you that you've found a solution.

I still don't understand how you ended up with this space before the comma. Is this your target text?

As far as I know, if you accidentally delete a tag belonging to a pair, Studio is supposed to restore the missing tag automatically. So, in my opinion, you shouldn't worry, anyway.


 

Kean Hall
Italy
Local time: 09:27
Membro (2018)
Italian to English
INICIO DE TEMA
I'd used... Feb 27

...Google Translate API to transfer a mass of straightforward text, which I then post-edited. For some reason it stuck a space before all the commas, full stops, colons and semi-colons. No idea why.

 

Kean Hall
Italy
Local time: 09:27
Membro (2018)
Italian to English
INICIO DE TEMA
Thanks Feb 27

As far as I know, if you accidentally delete a tag belonging to a pair, Studio is supposed to restore the missing tag automatically. So, in my opinion, you shouldn't worry, anyway.


Cheers...I'll test this.


 

Ekaterina Kroumova  Identity Verified
French to Bulgarian
+ ...
I see... Feb 27

Kean Hall wrote:

...Google Translate API to transfer a mass of straightforward text, which I then post-edited. For some reason it stuck a space before all the commas, full stops, colons and semi-colons. No idea why.


Ah, I see now. Machine translation engines tend to introduce spaces before punctuation when they come across a tag. Luckily I rarely have that much tags so I just delete the space on the fly.


 


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