Originally developed in 2006 as part of a project to rescue old DOS word-processor files from a Linguistics project, Transformer has since been used extensively on the Colonial Correspondence project.
Find out more at the Transformer site...
Paolo Cutini reported an oddity in a tooltip hint, and also provided a new Italian translation, so I fixed the hint and built a new release.
The first full version (1.1) of UVic's Transformer open-source Unicode search-and-replace tool has been released.
Back in February, we announced a beta version of this application; the full package is now complete, including documentation and source code, and is available from here: http://www.tapor.uvic.ca/~mholmes/transformer/ Transformer was created as part of a project to rescue some very old linguistics data, which was stored in a combination of Lexware and DOS WordPerfect files, by converting it to Unicode. Non-ascii characters were represented in the data by nasty sequences of control characters used to switch between obsolete character-sets and long-gone fonts in WordPerfect. In order to convert the data, we had to create and test a huge sequence of search-and-replace operations which would find these strings and replace them with the correct Unicode codepoints for IPA characters. To make this process easier for ourselves, we created a Transformer, a Windows application which enables you to create, organize and test sequences of search/replace operations (including regular expressions), then run them in batch mode on a set of files. It is released as open-source under the MPL 1.1.
Transformer is an open-source Windows application written in Delphi 2005 by Martin Holmes. Transformer loads Unicode text files and performs sequences of search-and-replace operations on them. It provides you with an interface to create and test these sequences of search-replace operations before running them in batch mode on a set of files.
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