On Tuesday 22 May 2007, Helge Kreutzmann wrote: > Hello, > sorry if I post an obvious question, but during a recent translation > the maintainer of the package asked me to keep "long lines" (i.e. each > msgstr in one line) because he wanted to control the line breaks in > the programm and not by the translation (i.e. breaking at white > spaces). > > My question: Do line breaks in the msgstr influence the display? no they don't, in fact you can rewrap them however you like with the msgattrib tool from the gettext package: 'msgattrib <something>.po' -> wraps at default witdth for gettext tools, (which is 79 IIRC) 'msgattrib --width=<width> <something>.po' -> wraps at <width> 'msgattrib --nowrap <something>.po' -> the 'long lines' above -- Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
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