[mythtv-theming] Possible minor template issue
stuart at tase.co.uk
Fri Sep 24 16:05:38 UTC 2010
On Friday 24 Sep 2010 15:29:26 David Engel wrote:
> I see a number of theme templates like the following.
> %|"SUBTITLE|"% %STARS% %DESCRIPTION%
> Shouldn't they be like this instead?
> %|"SUBTITLE|" %%STARS| %%DESCRIPTION%
In current trunk, after changes made within the week they can and should be:
%"|SUBTITLE|" %%STARS| %%DESCRIPTION%
Although your suggestion would work for backwards compatibility reasons.
With the new regexp any number of characters are permitted between
"%<prepend>|" preceding the inserted string and "|<append>%" following the
e.g. %Episode: |SUBTITLE|\n%%"|DESCRIPTION|"% would produce
Episode: The Accident
"Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water"
> It's been a very long time since I added that leading/trailing feature
> to field replacement, so perhaps it no longer works the way I think it
IIRC the original regular expression in the old UI required the following
and it only supported a single character to be prepended/appended.
The mythui conversion changed the regexp slightly so that the prepended
character appeared at the beginning because this seemed a little clearer.
However it still only permitted a single character because I was having
trouble with the regexp, but I'd always intended to come back to it and allow
multiple characters. About a week ago I remembered that I had yet to fix the
regexp and this was finally done in  ( & )
The template stuff in MythUI actually supports two methods, the choice of
which probably depends on the usage.
Take the following example:
<value>Unknown Episode</value> <!-- A default string, shown when subtitle
is empty -->
When you have a single value in the textarea or the value does not come from a
map you may choose the above form. Benefits include the ability to show
something in place of the subtitle if no subtitle is available.
When you want to join multiple strings together, then your only choice is the
Also worth mentioning is the plural translation form for numeric values.
<template>There is %n second(s) remaining</template>
This will appear as a special 'plural' string to translators and once
translated it will be displayed as:
"There is 1 second remaining"
"There are 3 seconds remaining"
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