Standard gettext PO format

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at
Mon Jan 2 12:37:39 GMT 2006

On Saturday 31 December 2005 13:04, Chusslove Illich wrote:
> > [: 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.

Well, then we can only hope that Qt will not have an incompatible behaviour, 
compared to this hack, in future.

Have a nice day!

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