Using an array to do multiple substitutions?

MoriyaMug

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Hi, guys. I'm trying to do some automation of a major project I'm working on, involving translation from Japanese. I've figured out how to do a VLOOKUP to substitute Japanese names from their English equivalents, but only when the cell in question contains the name and nothing else.

Here's an example of part of the name array:
Code:
[FONT="Courier New"]ジャン	Jan
シルビー	Sylvie
ビショップ	Bishop
ゲイスト	Geist[/FONT]

To automatically switch the Japanese names to the English ones, I use this:

VLOOKUP(C1,$CharNameList.$A$1:$B$999,2,0)

The syntax might be a little off from what I'm actually using, but the formula I have in the sheet works.

What I'm wondering is if I can take the full Japanese dialogue string (for example: ゲイストはシルビーを苦しめるなんて…冗談じゃないぞ!!), have Excel look at it and substitute any names it finds automatically?

So in other words, the cell containing "ゲイストはシルビーを苦しめるなんて…冗談じゃないぞ!!" would become "GeistはSylvieを苦しめるなんて…冗談じゃないぞ!!"

Thanks for taking the time to look. :)
 
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