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Line break in SIL

It may sound trivial, but what is a proper way to put a line break inside a string in SIL script?


I'm trying to add a multiline description to issue, but I don't want to use "\\" sign. I want a proper line break, so that when user will edit the comment he will see:

this is line one
this is line two

but not:

this is line one \\ this is line two

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Hi Blazej,

Try this one:

"string" + "\n" + "string"

Thanks, that's exactly what I've been looking for smile

Hi Blazej,

My answer comes a little late, but you can also  escape the slashes (like below):



Best Regards,

Well, that's what I've tried, but when user edits such comment he sees:


And I want him to see:



What is more annoying, double slash doesn't play well with other special markups. Fo example if I want to put a line between two lines I would define a script like this:

string my_comment = "String \\\\ ---- \\\\ String";

Yet, what I achieve is:



The same thing done by the following code:

string my_comment = "String\n----\nString";

works properly:



So I guess "\n" > "\\\\" smile

Ok, I got your point. smile

If this used to work, I can't get it to work currently with JIra Description field sad

\n or \\ doesn't work for that.


Hi Jari,

Does it work when you try to put it into other text fields?

Paste your code here - maybe there is some error in the code itself, and we might find it together smile



does anyone have a solution for making two line breaks in a row? Like this:

Unfortunately /n/n/n does not work :(.


"This is line one\n\n\nthis is line four" should work

Unfortunately not :(


2017-11-23 11_28_25-[TEC-4] Test JIRA - JIRA.png

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