Issue 47071 - need to separate UI string and input code for symbol name
Summary: need to separate UI string and input code for symbol name
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: recent-trunk
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2005-04-08 23:54 UTC by jeongkyu.kim
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:54 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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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