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Java Properties

Learn how to manage Java properties format with .properties file extension in Phrase.

File Extensions .properties
API Extension properties
Import Yes
Export Yes
Pluralization supported? No
Descriptions supported? Yes
Format Options escape_single_quotes, omit_separator_space, crlf_line_terminators, escape_meta_chars

Format Options

Escape single quotes

Identifier escape_single_quotes  
Type boolean
Upload Yes
Download Yes
Default true
Description Escape single quotes with another single quote (e.g. I'm -> I''m ).

Omit separator space

Identifier omit_separator_space
Type boolean  
Upload No
Download Yes
Default false
Description Skip the space before and after the separator sign (= ).

CRLF line terminators

Identifier crlf_line_terminators
Type boolean
Upload No
Download Yes
Description Use CRLF (Windows) line terminator chars.

Escape meta chars

Identifier escape_meta_chars  
Type boolean
Upload No
Download Yes
Default true
Description Escape meta characters (! : = # )

Code Samples

boolean_key = --- true\n
empty_string_translation =
# This is the amazing description for this key!
key_with_description = Check it out\! This key has a description\! (At least in some formats)
key_with_line-break = This translations contains\na line-break.
nested.deeply.key = Wow, this key is nested even deeper.
nested.key = This key is nested inside a namespace.
null_translation =
pluralized_key.one = Only one pluralization found.
pluralized_key.other = Wow, you have %s pluralizations\!
pluralized_key.zero = You have no pluralization.
sample_collection = ---\n- first item\n- second item\n- third item\n
simple_key = Just a simple key with a simple message.
unverified_key = This translation is not yet verified and waits for it. (In some formats we also export this status)