How to remove full stops from the end of every source segment using SDLXLIFF Toolkit

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know the regex codes for searching for all the (trailing) full stops at the end of each source segment in Trados and replacing them with nothing (i.e. removing them)?

I've imported an sdlxliff file that was exported from another CAT tool, and for some reason a full stop has been added to every single source segment.

The segments that had no full stops now have one, and the segments that already had one or more full stops at the end now just have one more.

As you'd imagine, I'd prefer not having to manually edit every one of the almost 2000 source segments, if at all possible...

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[edited by: Nathanael Fourie at 9:15 AM (GMT 0) on 16 Mar 2023]
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    Should I have searched and replaced in the target sdlxliff file?

    Yes, unless you intend to use the sdlxiff as the source file for a new project in which case changing in this might be beneficial, especially if it's a multilingual project.  Although in practice it should not matter seeing as you can do all the files in one go with the toolkit (when it's working!)

    Any thoughts on the above,

    Other than that I don't.  I don't really follow what you did here but I also don't think it matters.  The toolkit definitely doesn't work correctly when attempting to change the content in the source.  So we need to fix it.

    If you managed to resolve your problem then that's a perfect result.  We'll make sure it's easier next time!

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