[thelist] Line breaks in plain text email

Jay Turley jayturley at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 11:44:51 CDT 2009

This was key for me to learn. My strings for plain text output look
like this sometimes:

$myText = 'Foo. Bar.'."\n\n";

note that the \n are enclosed in double quotes. with single it just don't work.

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 9:30 AM, Symeon Charalabides <symeon at systasis.com> wrote:
> It sounds like you're using single, instead of double, quotes to enclose your line breaks. Using double quotes should fix that.
> Also, you may have to use \r\n instead of simply \n for some windows-native email clients, but don't quote me on this.
>>  I am writing a plain text email feedback script and can't seem to get line
>>  breaks.
>>  I have tried /r, /n, \r, \n, //r, //n, %0D%0A … Everything gets printed as
>>  is (except in the case of double slashes, in which case one of them gets
>>  escaped). As far as I can see there is no PHP equivalent to writeln or
>>  writeLine, which is irritating.
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