Using AMOS tool for language pack translation

find and replace gui...

 
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find and replace gui...
by Miki Alliel - Tuesday, 25 January 2011, 9:50 PM
Language pack maintainers

Is there an easy way to "find and replace" strings in the AMOS or will it be written?

This issue is  really important I think. because when we translate some strings we don't know exactly the context meaning , then when we find out that we need to modify mass of strings from one word to another we do it manually here.

As all text editors have "find and replace"  function, I though it could be really cool to have it in AMOS or maybe there is a way and I miss it?.

p.s thanks for the new +\- history Icons.

 

 

Thanks

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Re: find and replace gui...
by David Mudrák - Thursday, 27 January 2011, 10:51 PM
Language pack maintainers

Hi Miki,

there is no search and replace feature in AMOS. To be honest, it has never been any high on my todo list. In many languages, pure search and replace does not work anyway because of the language morphology, grammar etc. Therefore, AMOS offers just find feature in the filter, without the replace part.

There is a workaround, though. You can take your language files from download.moodle.org and replace the string you need in some external editor or tool. Then you can upload the modified files back to the AMOS stage and commit them.

If you still think that an in-built feature is a must for AMOS, feel free to create a feature request in the tracker and let us see if there are some votes indicating broader demand for it.

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Re: find and replace gui...
by Miki Alliel - Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 9:14 PM
Language pack maintainers

Thanks for the explanation