Jan 24 2019
It's been half a year since this was opened and multi-line subtitles are still broken. Any chance this could be made higher priority since subtitles are an accessibility issue? (meaning this isn't just something that would be "nice to have", but hampers the usability of the site) There are whole swaths of subtitles that no longer make sense since their second line is truncated (just sample a few files from Category:Files with closed captioning in English to get an idea). Note that a minimum fix would just make sure the second line displays and would not need to preserve line breaks or other formatting as in T78511.
Dec 13 2018
Apologies, I should have been more clear. So we have File:The Wasteland.djvu on Commons. When users want to thumbnail a page from that file on Wikipedia, they can add page=7 to the thumbnail code, in this case that's the title page for the book and is used in the linked article. To see the problem I'm talking about, you need to view the page preview of the article from another page like this one.
Dec 12 2018
Jul 22 2018
Jan 7 2018
Hi, any update on this? I just spent a painstaking amount of time subtitling a 40-minute video, using this website called Amara, and it reccomended I limit lines to 42 characters, so I went and broke up each line accordingly, only to find that the video player doesn't preserve line breaks... Not only does it become a readability issue, this also makes some lines very confusing, because it's a convention in subtitles when multiple people are speaking to format it like this: