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Clean legacy TM from garbage

Sometimes you receive them, these legacy TMs full of rogue tags that cannot be removed via 'Remove internal tags'. 


Here is a procedure:

  1. Open the TMX file via the TMX editor.
  2. Find all greater-than characters and replace them with GT.
  3. Find all less-than characters and replace them with LT.
  4. Do this both at the source side and and the target side.
  5. In the Find dialogue box, tick the box for Regular expressions.
  6. Find LT.*?GT and replace with nothing.
  7. Save the TM.

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Note that I'd probably better replaced the greater-than characters with GT+space, to separate words.


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Or perhaps even with GT followed and preceded by a space.

 

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