[Debconf-devel] Bug#566954: Dialog frontend cannot display literal '\n'

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Tue Jan 26 18:27:22 UTC 2010

Ben Hutchings wrote:
> The dialog and whiptail programs support the escape sequence '\n'
> which is converted to a new-line.  However they do not provide any way
> of printing this character sequence literally.

What a wonderful er, feature for dialog to have. :-P

> Inserting the zero-width joiner U+2060 between the two characters
> seems to be a valid workaround.  However, I was unable to implement
> this fix in Dialog.pm as that character is lost somewhere on the way
> to execve().  I don't understand Perl's handling of character
> encodings well enough to solve this myself.

Can you send the patch you tried?

see shy jo
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