Issue 72005 - Allowing language selection from Templates and documents dialog
Summary: Allowing language selection from Templates and documents dialog
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.4
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-11-27 06:46 UTC by kami911
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description kami911 2006-11-27 06:46:11 UTC
Currently, creating document from templates in different language than UI
language is not possible. You have to change the language of UI. If you have
templates sorted into proper language folders, you can not open them when you
select another UI language for
To solve this problem we should place a dropdown box with the currently
available (template) languages in Templates and Documents dialogbox where the
users can select the desired language of templates. We might use default and
language name options as in UI language selection. The selected option should be
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2006-11-27 09:52:34 UTC
TM->requirements: please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 Mathias_Bauer 2006-12-06 17:34:19 UTC
I will add this to the wiki spec for the templates dialog. This is a requirement
that can create some problems as we must change the path settings for templates
then. So possibly this is nothing for a minor version, but let's see.
Comment 3 Mathias_Bauer 2006-12-06 17:35:14 UTC
The general idea is fine for me, I also wanted to have this feature for quite
some time but I know about the problems and the effort to implement it.
Comment 4 Mathias_Bauer 2006-12-13 17:37:06 UTC
As this is an incompatible change in the templates structure I set the target to 3.0
Comment 5 kami911 2007-09-27 18:16:38 UTC
What are the problems about implementation?
Comment 6 Mathias_Bauer 2007-09-27 19:04:31 UTC
As I wrote: it is incompatible; the templates component inherently assumes that
there is only a "current" language. Changing this would force us to rework the
code but also the directory structure. This will need some migration code that
usually is done only in major releases.
Comment 7 kami911 2008-03-01 17:22:32 UTC
Can we provide this feature for 3.0? I hope yes. We need template language
selector also we need a "container" thet holds languange independent templates
such as layouts and others.
Comment 8 Mathias_Bauer 2008-06-05 16:05:27 UTC
We didn't have the necessary resources to work on that. Perhaps other developers
might find some time, I don't have it ATM.

Comment 9 kami911 2008-06-05 18:51:28 UTC
What, how should we do and where?
Comment 10 Mathias_Bauer 2008-06-06 09:35:09 UTC
I think it's too late for 3.0 anyway (code freeze is in 4 weeks).

This is not an easy task as not only the dialog must be changed but also the
whole component for managing templates, its configuration schema etc.

This component is implemented in sfx2/source/doc:

Comment 11 kami911 2008-11-27 15:02:17 UTC
Can we set up a team to provide this feature? I think this is general issue in
multi lingual environments.
Comment 12 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:55:29 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".