Issue 31798 - Number of characters - wrong count for German typewriter-teachers
Summary: Number of characters - wrong count for German typewriter-teachers
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m48
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: rfe_eval_ok, usability
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Reported: 2004-07-20 21:28 UTC by fredao
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Description fredao 2004-07-20 21:28:44 UTC
The text
is count 
-File -Properties -Statistic 
Number of characters :    5
For typewriting teachers in Germany the name Erwin is count with 6 characters,
because to write the E, you have to push the Shift-button.

Characters like 
!"§$%&/()=? or *;: 
are counted twice, because you have to push the shift-key as well.

It would be very helpfull to have an additional count in the
statistic. "German Typwriter count" or similar ;-)

- BTW: Redmond's count is also wrong for german tywriter-teachers.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-07-21 07:44:33 UTC
MRU->SBA: pls have a look. Could be a good thing for OO 2.0 IMO.
Comment 2 andreschnabel 2004-07-21 10:38:32 UTC
Just some notes:
Imho these counts have to be displayed as distinct values. (And therefore this
is rather an enhancement than a defect)
The Number of characters will alwasy be the sam (no matter what keyboard layout
you use). But the number of keystrokes will differ depending on the keyboard layout

Andrè (de_DE keyboard) 5 Chars, 8 keystrokes
Andrè (de_CH keyboard) 5 Chars, 7 keystrokes

and there might even be combinations impossible to count (you cannot type a ß on
a swiss-german keyboard).

Comment 3 fredao 2004-07-21 17:25:28 UTC
I agree, that it should be an enhancement
and that it is not a defect. 

As I said: Teacher who teach typewriting
in Germany has this problem. They must
count the keystrokes - and a upper-case
character need a shift... 

The german pupil, learning typewriting with 
10 fingers, don't change the keyboard-layout. ;-)

Comment 4 jack.warchold 2004-08-31 15:33:03 UTC
changed issue typ to enhancement
reassigend to bh
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2004-09-03 10:36:01 UTC
Corrected target milestone as this will not be implemented into OO.o 2.0
Comment 6 2004-09-14 11:02:50 UTC
reassigning & adding keywords according to new RFE process - sophie
Comment 7 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:16 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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