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Re: [RFC] Support column alignment in (multi)select debconf questions

Frans Pop wrote:
> I agree with Otavio that using a tab as column separator is not a good
> idea, but for a completely different reason.
> I can imagine you'd have a case where you'd want a string including
> columns to be translated. If you use a tab, this is almost guaranteed to
> result in broken translations (tab is likely to get replaced with spaces).

Well, that is why we have comments for translators.

Using almost any other character than a tab does have the issue that
said separator character would need a way to be escaped and displayed.

see shy jo

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