Issue 59398 - For English "p."/"pp." in index entries should be "f."/"ff."
Summary: For English "p."/"pp." in index entries should be "f."/"ff."
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Product: Internationalization
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2005-12-15 14:12 UTC by jjc
Modified: 2017-06-25 10:01 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description jjc 2005-12-15 14:12:58 UTC
By default in OOo, an index entry covering a range of pages M to N is
represented by MX where X is a string specified by the locale <FollowPageWord>
element; there are two such strings, one for the case where the N - M = 1 and
one where N - M > 1. In other words, these two strings are abbreviations for
"and the following page" and "and the following pages".  In German, these two
strings are "f." and "ff."  In English, the locale file specifies these two
strings as "p." and "pp.".  This is incorrect. "p." and "pp." are the
abbreviations for "page" and "pages". The correct abbreviations in English for
"and the following page"/"and the following pages" are "f."/"ff." (as in
German). This confusion perhaps arose because "p."/"pp." are often used together
with ".f"/"ff.".  For example, in running text, you might say "See pp.121ff for
more information".  However, in English "p."/"pp." never occurs in an index and
always occurs before the page number.

The documentation for also needs changing.
Comment 1 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:15:58 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 2000 days.
Comment 2 R Green 2017-06-25 10:01:03 UTC
Issue confirmed. As the OP has explained, there has been a misunderstanding over the use of the terms p./pp. and f./ff.

Do a search on the internet using the terms "pp." or "p." and "abbreviation": these terms occur BEFORE a number, or range of numbers, and NOT after a page number in a book index.

The correct terms f. and ff. need to be substituted asap.