ApSIC Xbench Forum

How to catch missing punctuation signs in target language

Hello there.
Nice to virtually meet all of you. I am new to this forum.
I have a question about customized checklists.
How can I create a checklist that tracks missing punctuation signs, in particular end-of-sentence periods in the target language?
Please let me know.
Thank you so much.
All the best,
Laura

Hi Laura,

To find segments with missing period at the end, use the following search:

Source: \.[:space:]*$
Target: -\.[:space:]*$

Search mode: Regular Expressions
PowerSearch: On.

To track any missing punctuation signs at the end of the segment, this search should help you:

Source: ([:punct:][:space:]*)=1$
Target: -@1$

Search mode: Regular Expressions
PowerSearch: On.

Please note that the second search looks for the same punctuation sign (but missing) in target.

Regards,
Oscar.

Hello Oscar,

Thank you for this information. It is greatly appreciated. Do you know if we could run this search automatically for each project we work on?

Please let me know.

Thank you so much.

All the best,
Laura

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Hi Laura,

Instead of adding the entries to a project checklist, create a checklist and add it as a personal checklist at the Checklist Manager tab. Then, the checklist will be available for all your projects.

When running QA, click Run Personal Checklist and select that checklist.

A different way would be to create a base Xbench project per product or customer and add the checklist as a project checklist. When checking a new project of that product, add your ongoing translation files to a copy of the base Xbench project and check ongoing translation.

Regards,
Oscar.

Thank you Omar,

Very useful and greatly appreciated.

All the best,
Laura

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