Wildcard

You can use the following wildcards and symbols as the basis for defining new sentence rules:

Wildcard
String
Function
\
0x000B
Vertical tab (soft return)
_
0x0000
0x0009
0x0020
0x000D
0x000A
0x000B
0x00A0
Bounding spaces:
NULL character
Horizontal tab
Spaces
Carriage return
Line feed
Vertical tab (soft return)
No-break space
A
0x0041..0x005A
0x00C0..0x00DF
Upper case letters
a
0x0061..0x007A
0x00E0..0x00FF
Lower case letters
c
0x3000
0x3001
0x3003..0x9FF
0xF900..0xFAFF
Asian character sets
n
0x0030..0x0039
0xFF10..0xFF19
Single-digit numbers
Multi-digit numbers can be represented by means of inserting placeholders several times.
W
0x0000
0x0009
0x0020
0x000D
0x000A
0x000B
0x00A0
0x0021..0x002D
0x002F
0x003A..0x0040
0x005B..0x005E
0x007B..0x007E
0x201C..0x201E
0x00AB
0x00BB
Extended white spaces (white spaces including characters such as: ~, >,·<,·%,·!,·?)·
Icon
Function
^
Introduces a wildcard. (Without a ^ character, the following character is interpreted as a normal character. Example: a represents the letter "a"; in contrast, ^a represents a wildcard "a".)
+
Defines a rule.
-
Defines a exception rule.

In addition to the existing wildcards, you can define further wildcards. To do this, click the Wildcards node in the language settings and then click Add. Define the name of the wildcard, e.g. T, and the character(s) (in the form of hexadecimal character strings) for which the wildcard is to be used (e.g. 0x0009 for a horizontal tab) and confirm with OK.

Tip

Please note that in the use and definition of wildcards, Across defines and interprets the ASCII characters that are replaced by wildcards according to the hexadecimal system. This means that the codes are expressed in characters (e.g. 0x000B for a tabulator). For further information, please consult the specialized literature or websites on this topic (for example, www.lookuptables.com).