How to tag complicated sequences with regexp
Thread poster: jo_ha_nn_es

jo_ha_nn_es
Germany
New user
Jul 10

Hello,

short introduction because I'm new here: Our company uses MemoQ to manage the translations of our software. In the development, we use special phrases to form singular/plural sentences. These phrases make some trouble because the translators are often no aware of the syntax and so, they translate the wrong parts, which destroys the syntax.

One example for a number of unread messages:
{COUNT, select, 0{unread messages} 1{unread message} other{unread messages
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Hello,

short introduction because I'm new here: Our company uses MemoQ to manage the translations of our software. In the development, we use special phrases to form singular/plural sentences. These phrases make some trouble because the translators are often no aware of the syntax and so, they translate the wrong parts, which destroys the syntax.

One example for a number of unread messages:
{COUNT, select, 0{unread messages} 1{unread message} other{unread messages}}

That has the meaning of
COUNT=0 => unread messages
COUNT=1 => unread message
ELSE => unread messages

Is it possible to lock everything except "unread messages", "unread message" and "unread messages"?

I tried to setup a regexp but I didn't find a solution the lock only some parts. In the tagging filter, groups only seem to work for the displayed text.

BTW: I know that in other languages, the differences between count 0,1,else may not be enough to form a correct sentence.

Thanks.
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William Tierney  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:05
Member (2002)
Arabic to English
Changing Segmentation Rules Jul 10

Have you considering inserting ">" as a prompt to break a segment? It would separate the string you want to lock from the string you want to translate. I am not sure if memoQ has this capability, but you could then add a filter "if segment contain COUNT/ELSE/etc., then lock."

 

Anthony Rudd

Local time: 13:05
German to English
+ ...
Regex Tagger Jul 11

You should be able to do this with the Regex Tagger.
What regex have you specified?


 

Anthony Rudd

Local time: 13:05
German to English
+ ...
Regex Tagger for complicated sequences Jul 14

This is an interesting problem, because the Regex Tagger term is normally that what should be tagged. It can be "tricked" by using a lookahead

.*(?=unread messages)
.*(?=unread message)

Each with $0 as “Display text”


 


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