Issue 73063 - Spanish Keyboard shortcuts for menu made by competitor
Summary: Spanish Keyboard shortcuts for menu made by competitor
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2007-01-03 00:39 UTC by schlabs
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description schlabs 2007-01-03 00:39:22 UTC
First sorry fot the tittle, but is almos true. All keyboards assosiations in
spanish are crazy made.
First: In the top menu Allways exist a rule
ALT+F (for file menu) but if is spanish ALT+A keys. Here is ALT+H (?)
ALT+I (for insert menu) and dont care spanish (Insertar is with I).       Here
is ALT+S (again ?)
ALT+T (for tools) or in spanish ALT+H (Herramientas). Here is ALT+R.
CTRL+X is universal for eXport, here no exist, and the capital leter into the
menu is "T"
CTRL+S is universal for SAVE action, here CTRL+G

When you want insert a image discover the I leter is duplicated.

If you try to insert a symbol you can discover that the asociated key is í (I
with tilde ?????) I need push 2 keys instead of one?

I can enumerate a lot of this enemy-made asosiations, but i think that you got
the point.

I use OpenOffice, Is a good tool, but have this little things. And the spirit
tor write this is make more easier to the word-openoffice changing people.
Regards and happy new year.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-01-03 07:56:27 UTC
Reassigned to MMP.
Comment 2 vibber 2009-05-09 01:32:50 UTC
I think this is the same issue I noticed with OOo 3.1 on Mac OS X --

The shortcut keys are being localized for Spanish in a way which doesn't match
the behavior of any other applications I can find.

I can verify this with both Mac OS X 10.5 and Ubuntu 9.04; all other
applications I've tried so far use ctrl/cmd+O for open, ctrl/cmd+S for save, etc
while OpenOffice alone uses ctrl/cmd+A for open, ctrl/cmd+G for save, etc. This
mismatch makes OpenOffice basically totally unusable for me with the
localization set to Spanish unless I "customize" all the keyboard shortcuts back
to the universal settings.

Linux apps using ctrl+O/ctrl+S in Spanish:
* Nautilus
* Evolution
* Firefox
* Gimp
* Gnome Sound Recorder
* GEdit

Linux apps using ctrl+A/ctrl+G in Spanish:
* OpenOffice

Mac OS X apps using cmd+O/cmd+S in Spanish:
* Finder
* Firefox
* TextEdit
* Pages

Mac OS X apps using cmd+A/cmd+G in Spanish:
* OpenOffice

Unfortunately the only copy of Windows I have on hand appears to be English-only
so I'm unable to confirm the platform behavior on Windows, but the total
inconsistency with platform standards on Mac and Linux is very offputting.
Comment 3 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 11:15:45 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.
Comment 4 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 11:23:59 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.