19 February 2010

Ripping the English pre-translation text out of a Google translation with vim

This next line is not really broken, but Blogger’s editor refuses to agree:

:%s:<SPAN class="google-src-text">.\{-}<SPAN>.\{-}</SPAN>.\{-}</SPAN>::g


:%s:<SPAN class="google-src-text">.\{-}</SPAN>::g

...all done (minus a bit of tidying up of <SCRIPT> junk here & there within <HEAD> section).

The point? You can then Insert File into OpenOffice Writer & wind up with only the translation text.

1 comment:

kundip said...

have you tried out vimperator?