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```On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:28 AM, lafeber-dumoleyn2
<lafeber-dumoleyn2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Op 25-01-11 01:04, Kevin Godby schreef:
>>
>> Hey, Hannie.
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:17 AM, lafeber-dumoleyn2
>> <lafeber-dumoleyn2@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> Latex code is preceded by "\" e.g. \marginnote{}, but when I edit in
>>> gedit
>>> another "\" is added.
>>> Does it make any difference if there is "\" or "\\"?
>>
>> It does make a difference.  While the source file for LaTeX will have
>> \marginnote{}, the po file has to double each backslash so it would
>> appear as \\marginnote{}.
>>
>> If you're editing the po files directly, then you'll see the double
>> backslashes.  In Launchpad, it handles the doubling behind the scenes.
>>
>> --Kevin
>>
> Now this is funny. In one string in LP I have removed the second \ where
> there were two and I have added a code with one \. When I copy the string to
> Lokalize I see this:
> \application{Nautilus}, where '\a' are green. In LP I have also added
> \keystroke{Ctrl+T} (one \). This gets a double green \ in Lokalize.
> Can you still follow me?
> Experimenting is fun, as long as you understand what is going on. And here I
> am a bit at a loss. I think copying and pasting make things a bit
> complicated. For the moment I think I should NOT remove the second \ in LP
> when it is put there by copying and pasting.
> Hannie
>
>
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Yeah, copying and pasting is not nice.  Use the po-file upload as
we're discussing in the other thread.

Regards