\n\n new line breaks don't work in language override

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\n\n new line breaks don't work in language override

Post by railer » Fri May 22, 2020 4:37 pm

I have a Joomla 3.8.8 site and when a new user registers the activation email sent to them does not have any line breaks in it, even though the language file text has double new-line tags in it — \n\n.

What happened and how do I fix this?

For this particular message, I copied it from the en-GB.com_users.ini language file and created a language override with some slight word changes. Formatting should be fine in terms of the placeholders used. It's just not showing any line breaks in the emails sent out.

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Re: \n\n new line breaks don't work in language override

Post by AMurray » Sat May 23, 2020 5:08 am

First problem - you should update to the stable latest release - 3.9.18 - your site is two years out of date (v3.8.8 was released May 2018)

Can you try \r for carriage return (new paragraph) instead?

(Maybe updating Joomla will also correct the issue at hand)
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Re: \n\n new line breaks don't work in language override

Post by milesreid » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:12 am

Did anyone find a resolution to this? I cannot get a line break to work in my ini constants. Have tried \n\n and \r but neither work.

I am using Joomla 3.9

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