Line breaks removed

When I copy and paste song texts from this website, it removes line breaks after saving the lesson. Here is an example:

http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=11724

Hi! If you look at the source for this page, there aren’t actually any line breaks in the code:

view-source:http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=11724

As a result, when adding this as a lesson the LingQ reader doesn’t know that these are supposed to be split. I would recommend pasting this in the pressing “Enter” at the end of each line, as this should help fix the issue!

Opening the source code in a text editor, I can see that there is a line feed at the end of each line in the poem. LingQ should be able to read that and preserve the breaks accordingly.

Yes, I see this too, and I understand that our current text entry field doesn’t currently support this. I will pass this along to our team, though I don’t know that it will get immediate attention since most text that is copied and pasted will have proper line breaks. In any case, we’ll see what we can do!

OK, thanks. I’m surprised that no one else has run into this. You say “proper line breaks”, but I am fairly certain that Unix and Mac OS X have always accepted just line feeds as proper line breaks, even if Windows doesn’t. I’m also not sure if the copying and pasting has any effect on how the line breaks are preserved. But in any case, please let them know and they can decide, I guess :slight_smile:

Sorry, by “proper line breaks” I meant HTML line breaks or paragraph breaks, though I fully admit that I could be wrong. :slight_smile: In any case, most sites use “
” or “

” to signify a break. I don’t know that this is a new issue - perhaps it is just something that is uncommon on most sites our users tend to import from?