(Oh yes: please use the forum upload function or paste the screendumps from the clipboard into the post editor but do not use a third party site to store the pictures. This request and how to embed code parts is described in this thread:
It not only works well, but it gets rid of all the "15" "W" "~" etc that were left in using other methods. And it removes the whole line (including the timestamps) where there is a Chinese character. Success.
But ... when I try it on another track with Chinese lyrics, it has no effect. Why is it only working on Alice's Restaurant, I wonder?
The first three lines of the Alice's Restaurant lyrics tag are
eng||[00:00.000] 作词 : Arlo Guthrie [00:01.000] 作曲 : Arlo Guthrie [00:27.558]This song is called Alice's Restaurant, and it's about Alice, and the restaurant.
The first three lines of the other random track's lyrics tag are:
eng||[00:00.000] 作词 : Billy Joel [00:01.000] 作曲 : Billy Joel [00:15.06]Come out, Virginia. Don't let me wait.
I can't see what's making a difference?
To be clear, I've uploaded a screenshot of what I ran.
That string seems to be looking for 9 characters at the start (the timestamp). Many of the lyrics (in karaoke format) have the seconds to 3 decimal places instead of 2. I think that's why it wasn't working on the other tracks I tried.
So I've moved the action that fixes the decimal place thing to the top of my action group (see attached screenshot), and it seems to work. Do you think that makes sense?
I took the screenshot before I realised that the <delete chinese> action was still there.
If you remember, the old way involved splitting the languages into two different fields.
My solution was to write the Chinese stuff to a new field I made called %chinese% (because I didn't want to use %comment%, as I use that field already) and then delete that field once it was no longer needed.
Before I read this comment of yours, I'd already deleted the "delete chinese" bit but I left it in the screenshot because it wasn't really relevant to what we'd been talking about.
It's gone now, as you'll see in this screenshot ...