#1191 Review newlines are ignored upon load, deleted upon save. Also, spaces are deleted.

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Oliver Kopp
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2013-11-04
2013-11-04
scotto
No

When I load a bib file like the example attached, newlines in the review field are ignored. Then, when I save the file, they are deleted -- this is a problem because my bib file is full of reviews with bulleted ('*') lists, etc.

Also, I suppose this is a feature request: Version 2.9.2 retains newlines but does delete spaces if there is more than one of them in a row. Reviews and abstracts would be much more readable if multiple spaces were also retained.

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  • scotto
    scotto
    2013-11-04

    Oh, I should have said that the newlines are deleted in 2.10b2 , not in 2.9.2

     
  • Oliver Kopp
    Oliver Kopp
    2013-11-04

    I fixed that in the beta 2.10 branch. Could you try the development snapshot at http://ge.tt/9Idc446 and provide feedback whether it works for you, too?

     
  • Oliver Kopp
    Oliver Kopp
    2013-11-04

    • status: open --> accepted
    • assigned_to: Oliver Kopp
     
  • Oliver Kopp
    Oliver Kopp
    2013-11-04

    The spaces are still an issue though...

     
    • scotto
      scotto
      2013-11-04

      Yup, in the snapshot, multiple spaces (and repeated newlines) are preserved on file write, but when the file is read they're still deleted.

      However, one newline or space is preserved for every newline or whitespace sequence, matching 2.9.2 behavior. But ideally, the full white space behavior would be retained on read.