Standard gettext PO format

Chusslove Illich caslav.ilic at
Sat Dec 31 12:04:59 GMT 2005

> [: Nicolas Goutte :]
> That will fail the day somebody does another nice trick using \004.
> (Good at least it seems not to be one of the standard escapes like \b
> \r \n and such.)
> (Sorry, I have seen too much code where such kind of hacks have fired
> back. So I am a little "allergic" to such hacks.)

This hack is used in Gettext's context handling, so it is there anyway. 
msgmerge and msgfmt -c will not allow \004 in any string, source or 
translated. So I see no benefit of changing any more of existing code for 
the handling of this.

Chusslove Illich (Часлав Илић)
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