[fpc-pascal] Resourcestring and multi-line text

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Sat Aug 18 00:02:17 CEST 2012

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said:
>> When putting text into a resourcestring, for example for i18n, what is 
>> best practice for multiline blocks?
>> I'm thinking of, for example, explanatory text that goes on a page in a 
>> wizard-style set of dialogues, or a description that appears in a pane 
>> when a tree node is clicked.
> Afaik dxgettext and its editor support this. IIRC they use \n though.

Thanks Marco, noted: I don't consider \n to be a dirty word, and have a 
modified Format() that understands it. My SNMP to Pascal translator 
inserts LineEnding in constant definitions which works OK, so presumably 
this would also work with resourcestrings.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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