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Code Replacement pound Key #
« on: December 27, 2020, 11:47:19 AM »
Hello,

Is it possible to change the pound key somewhere?

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By default, your standard replacement will be the first one. In order to substitute the alternates instead of the first code replacement, you need to add the field selector (the pound sign ‘#’) followed by the number of the replacement you want to select. In this example,  =ff= replaces with "staff" and  =ff#2=  replaces with "Jane Smith," and =ff#3= replaces with "Wilson Oluo."


The reason is that I don't have an American Keyboard instead I have an German one and it is much easier to use # as delimiter.

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Re: Code Replacement pound Key #
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2020, 12:50:36 PM »
Is it possible to change the pound key somewhere?

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By default, your standard replacement will be the first one. In order to substitute the alternates instead of the first code replacement, you need to add the field selector (the pound sign ‘#’) followed by the number of the replacement you want to select. In this example,  =ff= replaces with "staff" and  =ff#2=  replaces with "Jane Smith," and =ff#3= replaces with "Wilson Oluo."


The reason is that I don't have an American Keyboard instead I have an German one and it is much easier to use # as delimiter.

No, there is no preference setting to replace that character.

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Re: Code Replacement pound Key #
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2020, 02:47:28 PM »
Hello Kirk,

thank you, are there any kind of escape characters I can use with code replacement? Like # to use so that I light Stick with the delimiter characters? #test#2# for example? I will never these only during ingest within the iptc Templates.

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Re: Code Replacement pound Key #
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2020, 03:35:09 PM »
thank you, are there ans Kind of escape characters I can use signing die Replacement? Like # to use so that I light Stick with ja delimiter characters? #test#2# vor example? I will never these only during ingest within the iptc Templates.

No, there are no escape sequences either.

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Re: Code Replacement pound Key #
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2020, 11:17:07 AM »
If we were to provide an alternate character, what would you choose?

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Re: Code Replacement pound Key #
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2020, 04:33:26 PM »
I could see something that doesn't require a modifier key to be useful. I frequently miss the shift key and end up with "/h1032/" instead of "/h10#2/" when captioning quickly.

Since I use "/" as my Delimiter character, I'd definitely play around with "." or "," as my field selector if configuring it was an option.
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