@Font header missing

Brian Verdine brian.verdine at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 19:15:42 UTC 2016


Hi Brian- In trying to respond to your post I figured out part of what is 
going on and have been troubleshooting a bit.  When I tried to scrub out 
some comments from a transcription because of the sensitivity of some of 
that information I realized it stopped giving me the warning. 

Basically, if I open a file in CLAN that is giving me the warning and I 
edit it manually and save the edits through CLAN, the saved file will not 
produce the font warning even though I did nothing to the headers.  This 
then allows the program to go through the full check procedure ("CLAN 
Deletion" attached file).  If I change the file extension instead to .txt 
and edit the same information out using a text editor, then change the file 
back to a .cha file, the file produces the font warning on a check ("Text 
Editor Deletion" attached file).  All of the edits I've done to the files 
to this point have been through the command box without opening/saving 
individual files, so that editing seems to be akin to what is happening 
when I edit using a text editor.  That is, the files continue to trip the 
header warning no matter how many changes I make with the command box.

As I said, adding the "@UTF8 @PID:   11312/c-00012165-1" line in before I 
imported fixed up the problem and allowed CHECK to run through on all the 
files without needing to open/save individual files.  But again, I don't 
know what implications these headers have.

I'm obviously not familiar with your code, but my guess is that upon a 
manual save from inside the program some kind of information or formatting 
change is saved into the .cha file about the Font by default, which is not 
happening when I edit in a text editor OR run things from the command box. 
 This is probably not a problem that has been encountered before because I 
doubt very many people are importing the way that I am and batch editing to 
the extent I am (we have approximately 120 transcriptions to import from a 
project where transcription is already completed in lab-designed Excel 
worksheets).  I should add that the .cha files I'm creating to start with 
are just a straight conversion of a .txt file.  I did not use any of CLANs 
import functions.  I wrote a VBA script to create a text file from the 
patched together information in our Excel sheets and I simply tell Excel to 
save it with a .cha extension.



On Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:57:30 PM UTC-5, Brian MacWhinney wrote:
>
> Dear Brian,
>     In fact the @Font tier is not required, so I am surprised about the 
> error message you are reporting.  Are you using a current version of CLAN. 
>  If so, please send me the file causing you the trouble and I will take a 
> look. 
>    
> — Brian MacWhinney
>
> From: ChiBolts <chib... at googlegroups.com <javascript:>> on behalf of 
> Brian Verdine <brian.... at gmail.com <javascript:>>
> Reply-To: ChiBolts <chib... at googlegroups.com <javascript:>>
> Date: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:13 AM
> To: ChiBolts <chib... at googlegroups.com <javascript:>>
> Subject: @Font header missing
>
> Hi everyone, 
>
> I'm a newbie to CLAN and I am trying to use it for an existing project we 
> had been transcribing the caveman way in MS Excel.  I wrote a VBA script to 
> pull various pieces of the necessary data and transcripts into a .txt file 
> and then changed that into a .cha file.  I then opened them in CLAN and 
> used various parts of the CLAN functionality to clean up the remaining 
> issues.  Everything seems to be fine except that when I run a check for 
> every file it says "@Font:" is missing at the beginning of the file.(69)"  I 
> figured out that the font header is a "hidden header" before @Begin, but 
> none of the online manuals or chibolts topics seemed to tell me what the 
> header would need to say or give me a list of options I could try out.  I 
> can easily add that header with my VBA code, but I need to 
> know exactly what the header line needs to say.  Alternatively, I wasn't 
> sure if there might be a CHAT command I could run on the batch of files to 
> specify the font for all the files?  Any help would be greatly appreciated! 
>  If it matters I'm using the Windows version in Windows 10.
>
> Best,
> Brian
>
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