RegExp Help

Hi,

I have tried the following with no success

regexp: (\s<!--coloro:#A0522D-->'.)
replace: \U$0

and replaced the red character with [, " and ' with no consistent success.

For example the above regexp produces this:
The 'torchum' Never Stops -> The 'Torchum' Never Stops <- which I want.
The Massive Improve'lence -> The Massive Improve'Lence <- which I don't want.

Any help would be appreciated.
Regards,
niche99

Your action could not possibly work as \U in the replace is not how you go about doing this. It only works to find a non-upper case character anyway.
See http://help.mp3tag.de/options_format.html#regexp

For your problem try this.

Begin Action Group _Script Test#TEST

Action #1 Actiontype 4: Replace with regular expression Field ______________: TITLE Regular expression _: \s+'(.)

Replace matches with:

$upper($1) [_] Case sensitive comparison

End Action Group _Script Test#TEST (1 Action)

This finds:

\s+ \s Space character unlimited times + ' The ' character (.) Start capture ( with . representing any character and ) closing the capture

Replaces:

$upper Converts ($1) Captured like above

See http://help.mp3tag.de/main_scripting.html#general for more info.

The problem seems to be the punctuation mark "Apostroph", which is a word delimiter.
Therefore it is not so easy to code a lookbehind or lookahead.
But there is a workaround, which can help quickly.

For the capitalization use the function $caps2() and subsequently do the trick using the function $regexp().

$regexp($caps2(%FIELD%,' (["'),'(\s\x27)(.)','$1\u$2')

... or ...

$regexp($caps2(%FIELD%,' (["'),'\s\x27.','\U$0')

... or ...

$regexp(%FIELD%,'(^|\x20\x27|[[(\x20\x22])(.)','$1\u$2')

Apply the above expressions by action "Format value" or by converter "Tag - Tag".

If you want to apply the capitalization rule to all tag-fields at once, then use ...

Actiontype 4: Replace with regular expression

Field ______________: _TAG
Regular expression _: (^|\x20\x27|[[(\x20\x22])(.)
Replace matches with: $1\u$2

[_] Case sensitive comparison

Examples
the 'torchum' never stops -> The 'Torchum' Never Stops
the massive improve'lence -> The Massive Improve'lence
aaa bbb(ccc[ddd"eee 'fff -> Aaa Bbb(Ccc[Ddd"Eee 'Fff
aaa bbb(ccc[ddd"eee'fff 'ggg -> Aaa Bbb(Ccc[Ddd"Eee'fff 'Ggg

See also ...
Großschreibung nach Hochkomma mit caps2?

DD.20120728.1314.CEST
Edit.DD.20120729.0842.CEST

The same not be done with:

Begin Action Group _Script Test#TEST

Action #1 Actiontype 4: Replace with regular expression Field ______________: _TAG Regular expression _: (\B|^)(\(|\[|"|')(.) Replace matches with: $1$2$upper($3) [_] Case sensitive comparison

End Action Group _Script Test#TEST (1 Action)

Resulting in:

(the [torchum' "never 'stops blank(the[torchum"never'stops >>>> (The [Torchum' "Never 'Stops blank(the[torchum"never'stops

by breaking up the different parts like not a word boundary OR start of string / (["'' / any one character to capture as $1, $2 & $3 (changed to upper-case) it seems to work. If you don't separate them like this you get unwanted results.

Plus one thing with using the action 'replace with regular expression' you can affect _TAG (All tags) like the example above whereas with the format action you can't.

Anybody know why mp3tag doesn't pick up the start of the string '(the [torchum' "never...' by using the \B. My fix was to put in a '|^' to fix the problem.