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bug #53457: msgmerge: Please add a flag to not reflow msgstr's

Submitter:  Luke Shumaker <lukes>
Submitted:  Sat 24 Mar 2018 11:32:57 PM UTC
Category:  Translator tools Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Sat 24 Mar 2018 11:32:57 PM UTC, original submission:  

For longer bits of text (paragraphs), translators will often wrap/flow the msgstr in a way that is helpful or meaningful to them (eg. wrapping the English to 70 columns, then wrapping the translation so that each line corresponds to the English line.

msgmerge has a few flags to control how it flows text: -i, -w, --no-wrap, et c.  However, there is no way to tell it to leave indentation and flow alone.

Luke Shumaker <lukes>


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