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How to create valid regular expressions for CafeTran Espresso?

  • Start with a simple expression.
  • Test it at
  • Note that CafeTran Espresso is more critical to correct syntax with non-translatables than with the Find dialogue box (option regex ticked).
  • So, if you want to create an entry for a non-translatables glossary, you'll just have to test it with a real glossary.
  • Enhance the simple expression with one extra level (if necessary) at a time.
  • Test the expression by clicking on the blue segment number in the Grid to reload the segment.
  • Check if all instances are matched by regular expression definition:


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