Search and Replace
dan at clearvisiontech.com
Fri Oct 17 14:49:43 EDT 2003
I'm having a problem with a function that Ken Ray helped me with. I tried
to fix it myself, but I don't really understand the matchChunk function.
The goal is to pass searchAndReplaceMaleToFemale() whatText and return a
female version of whatText. But it's not quite working correctly. When I
he him himself his he's boy guy He Him Himself His He's Boy Guy
he her herself her she's girl gal He Him Himself His He's Boy Guy
There seems to be a problem if a replaceable word is the first word of a
sentence, and obviously, capitalization seems to be an issue.
Below is the searchAndReplaceMaleToFemale() function. Any ideas?
function searchAndReplaceMaleToFemale whatText
put "he,him,himself,his,he's,boy,guy" into SearchWordsMale
put "she,her,herself,her,she's,girl,gal" into SearchWordsFemale
set the wholeMatches to true
set the caseSensitive to false
if it is true then
put char tStart to tEnd of whatText into tFoundChunk
put (charToNum(toUpper(char 1 of tFoundChunk)) = charToNum(char 1 of
tFoundChunk)) into isUpper
put itemOffset(tFoundChunk,SearchWordsMale) into tItem
if tItem <> 0 then
put item tItem of SearchWordsFemale into temp
if isUpper then put toUpper(char 1 of temp) into char 1 of temp
put temp into char tStart to tEnd of whatText
-- you decide... bail? error out? ignore?
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