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Check it out!
I did it, thank goodness for the update on Smart.fm's format :D Thanks a ton for all your help, it was still a little tricky but I think I can improve on my process ;)
posted by StonerPenguin

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  • spanz
    Well done!

    It looks very good.
    I agree with you. It's a little tricky. Not really difficult, but tricky.
    I don't see why the old Smart.fm's format was stopping you, but once again: Well done!

    There's no really need to change the commas into slashes. I did that in my own Notes just to avoid possible problems with the comma separator in a macro application I was using some time ago.

    The slashes work well in this sort of dictionary Note, because all the meanings are really simple, but imagine a Note with complex expressions like "Do you swear that all the testimony you will give in this court will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?".
    Changing the commas into slashes in such a Note would be very bad.

    Correcting the already uploaded Notes is not worth, but keep in mind commas are good for your future Notes.

    A little advice:
    If you capture all the chapters (the entire 6000 series) into a single, big file, you can process all the lines in a single edition session. Then you can split the ÜberBig Note by copying the desired sections to smaller files.

    Just curiosity:
    I did the tricky substitutions using regexps (regular expressions).
    How did you do the Kana duplication in the words without Kanji?
  • StonerPenguin
    I just did the non-kanji words by hand, there were less than ten of them on that list and they were all conveniently at the very end ;) So it was easy.

    For now, I like using slashes instead of commas for simple vocab notes so I'll leave it like that for now (just an aesthetic thing I guess). But I'll take you advice on the bigger sentence lists.

    Just out of curiosity, is there a command to delete superfluous 'enter spaces'? Like
    [Enter space]
    Because I had to delete all those lines by hand >< That took the longest...
  • spanz
    By 'enter spaces' do you mean empty lines?
    If so, and you're using Notepad++, you can do it with a Replace operation.
    Select Extended Search mode (inside the Replace dialog) and replace:
    Use Replace All.
    If there are many consecutive empty lines, you might have to repeat the process until there are no more occurrences.

    Duplicating the Kana by hand is going to be a nightmare if the file is long and the lines are not consecutive. You should use a regexp.

  • StonerPenguin
    Sorry for the late reply... I recently sent off my new laptop for repair so I'm not on the computer as much here lately. My old computer seems so slow and crappy by comparison... XD Thanks for the tips! I'll try it out when my laptop gets back :P
  • spanz
    Oh, what a bad luck! :(
    Gonzah and Kurisukei are not going to wait for you...