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[bug-gettext] [bug #46756] xgettext 0.19.6 mangles C escapes; causes po

From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: [bug-gettext] [bug #46756] xgettext 0.19.6 mangles C escapes; causes po file corruption
Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 23:36:06 +0000
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Update of bug #46756 (project gettext):

                  Status:                    None => Confirmed              


Follow-up Comment #1:

Yes, this is certainly a regression and the character escapes should be
converted before concatenating adjacent strings.

However, it is not straightforward to fix this, now that the \u escape is
introduced.  I guess it would be ideally fixed by consolidating encoding
conversion stuff (currently in xgettext.c) into character escape handling
(x-c.c) and do that before string concatenation.

In any case, an easy work around is to use octal escapes.


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