Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||need to separate UI string and input code for symbol name|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description jeongkyu.kim 2005-04-08 23:54:47 UTC
Currently, ooo math has only one set of symbol IDs (RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 1 ~ 66). The name of symbol is used for both UI string (in symbols dialog) and input code (with %). This causes some usability issues in case of below. For instance, Korean character (Hangul) does not have concept of captial & small letter. So we have to put symbol name like 'capital alpah' instead of 'ALPHA'. Unfortunetly, there is no distinction between those two in current Korean version, so it is not able to input small greek letter (see http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=47061 ). Also, some symbol name such as 'notequal' is better to be shown with space in UI. Actually, several symbol names have space in current Korean version. This is good for UI but breaks function. The most important point is that many people may feel more comfortable with English name for input code (like in case of programming language). However, they still want to see symbol name in UI in their native lanugae. I understand that those issues are supposed to be handled in L10n. However, seperaion of UI string and input code makes it a lot eaiser, I believe.
Comment 1 jeongkyu.kim 2005-04-09 00:04:55 UTC
FYI, let me describe how 'alpha' is handled in different languages as of 1.9.91. en-US: small and capital English letter RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 1 en-US alpha RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 2 en-US ALPHA ja: mix Katakana and capital English letter RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 1 ja アルファ RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 2 ja ALPHA ko: no distinction RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 1 ko 알파 RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 2 ko 알파 zh_CN: no translation RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 1 zh-CN alpha RID_UI_SYMBOL_NAMES 2 zh-CN ALPHA
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-04-11 11:25:11 UTC
Reassigned to TL.
Comment 3 thammotorle 2010-11-10 17:18:10 UTC
Created attachment 73442