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Old 03-09-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Is there RegEx to <span> ALL CAPS text?

RegEx question:

There's lot of text in all caps in something I'm trying to reformat. Doesn't really hurt, but I'd like to set it off somehow.

I've been trying to come up with a reg expression that would bracket the UC text with <span> tags, something like below, and then I could make a simple class to set the UC text off somehow ...

The Before:

Code:
<p>"AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC, DDDDD EEEEE," he said, FFFFF GGGGG HHHHH. Zzzzzz yyyyy xxxxx.</p>

The (hopefully) After:

Code:
<p><span class="incaps">"AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC, DDDDD EEEEE," </span> he said, <span class="incaps">FFFFF GGGGG HHHHH.</span> Zzzzzz yyyyy xxxxx.</p>
Or at least that's what I think I want, but I'm open to suggestions.

Couple of things that I noticed:

1. in EEEEE," he said, FFFFF ... the he said, is 'normal'

2. In HHHHH. Zzzzzzz ..... the cap Z is 'normal'

Thanks for any help

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Old 03-10-2013, 03:32 AM   #2
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You could do something along these lines:

Search:

Code:
([A-Z][A-Z,"\. ]+ [A-Z]{2,})
Replace with:

Code:
<span class="incaps">\1</span>
The Red section of the Regex will grab the first capital letter, followed by all caps, commas, quotations, and periods.

The Blue section will always be looking for a space followed by two more capitals, and will fail when it does NOT see "a space and 2 or more capitals in a row".

This will match:

Code:
<p>"AAAAAA BBBBBB CCCCCC, DDDDD EEEEE," he said, FFFFF GGGGG HHHHH. Zzzzzz yyyyy xxxxx.</p>
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Tex2002ans --

1. Thanks for the answer -- works great

2. And thanks for the explaination. Helps me to understand

3. And now .... a slight change to requirements

My fault -- your S&R works perfectly but it also changes things like this.

Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">

into

Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//<span class="incaps">DTD XHTML</span> 1.1//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
I can use the [Find/Replace] button if I have to, but it is a little tedious

I exerpimented with RegEx changes using !(<!) but no joy.

I also tried a 2 pass approach: your S&R, and then another S&R to un-do the

Code:
<span class="incaps">DTD XHTML</span>
Is it possible to avoid changing things like the example in the first place??


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Old 03-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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Is it possible to avoid changing things like the example in the first place??
Sometimes you just can't use a Regex with Replace All, because you might catch a few false positives. Sadly I do not know off the top of my head a way to catch everything else..... perhaps looking for that match only while it is inside of <p> tags.... but now you are making my head hurt.

Although if you still wanted to be lazy and Replace All. I can recommend changing Sigil to Replace in the "Current File", direction set to "Down", and turning off "Wrap". Then you can click below the header information, and then press Replace All, and do this for each file in the book you want the span added to.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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You gave me 99% of what I needed, so the other 1% will not be a problem

I think I'll go with the 'two pass' approach, and run a second S&R to tweak the doc headers

That'll be easier for me to maintain anyway when I have to add some of my other forgots

Thanks again

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