Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Re: i18n Messages and the need for double quotes to generate a single quote

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Thomas Broyer <> wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:23:51 AM UTC+1, Raphael Bauer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> we are currently translating one of our applications.
>> We are using regular properties files that generate a
>> interface.
>> One "strange" thing for us is that our translation department has to
>> use double quotes to generate single
>> quotes in those files ('' => ').
> Note: it's not "a double quote" (U+0022) but "two single quotes" (U+0027
> U+0027)

Actually that's what I meant - bad English lang skills I guess ;)

>> Of course we could use the Constants
>> interface, but this would not allow us to
>> use placeholders.
>> So I am wondering if I am missing something obvious. Is there a way
>> around the need to double the quotes all
>> the time?
> No. This constraint/feature comes from Java's own MessageFormat where U+0027
> has a special meaning.
> In other words, you'd have the same issue if you used MessageFormat in your
> Java code (server side, desktop app, mobile app, etc.)

Good to know...

Thanks for your answer!



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