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bug #52159: msgfmt don't correctly build description field in appdata.xml files

Submitted by:  Asterix <asterix86>
Submitted on:  Tue 03 Oct 2017 02:53:55 PM UTC  
Category:  XML Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Wed 04 Oct 2017 05:21:33 AM UTC, comment #1:

I would suggest to keep this under XML, because it is basically about that msgfmt doesn't implement the "merge" operation of itstool, but only the "join" operation:

Daiki Ueno <ueno>
Project Administrator
Tue 03 Oct 2017 02:53:55 PM UTC, original submission:

For an initial description field like that:


The result file generated by msgfmt is like that:

<p xml:lang="fr">para1</p>
<p xml:lang="fr">para2</p>

But as described here:
description should be translated "as a whole".

Asterix <asterix86>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-10-04 haible CategoryAppData => XML
    2017-10-03 haible CategoryXML => AppData

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