[Libreoffice] [REVIEW] text orientation, not text direction
kendy at suse.cz
Mon Oct 31 08:48:00 PDT 2011
Thank you for the patch! It seems that it caused some misunderstanding,
so maybe it might be good to CC: the UX guys for the suggestion of
wording? - CC'd now.
UX guys - please have a look at Lior's suggestion; for a screenshot of
what he means, see his original mail in the ML archive:
How does that sound?
On 2011-10-31 at 17:03 +0200, Lior Kaplan wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Christian Lohmaier <lohmaier
> +libreoffice at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Lior, *,
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 9:26 PM, Lior Kaplan
> <kaplanlior at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In my RTL bugs talk during the conference, I showed a weird
> option in the
> > tables options -> text flow tab which refers to RTL text as
> > (guessing a feature for Japanese). See attached screen shot.
> > I'm attaching to patches to fix this:
> > 1. A string change (trivial).
> But that change doesn't improve anything at all. I immediately
> understand what the difference between "left-to-right" and
> "right-to-left (vertical)" means, but what the heck is
> that could also be right-to-left, and more importantly:
> Vertical could
> also be left-to-right written vertically.
> These options doesn't touch the text directionality (RTL/LTR) but only
> decide whether it goes horizontally or vertically.
> So I don't see any benefit in changing those. (on the
> contrary, it
> would replace clear labels with "need to try them to figure
> out what
> they do" ones.
> As for "Text direction" vs "Text orientation" - I don't really
> although I'd associate left-aligned vs right-aligned more with
> orientation, and the overall writing layout with direction,
> but then
> again I'm not a native speaker...
> I've changed this text for two reason:
> 1. To diffrenciate from the "Text direction" on the table tab (the
> previous tab in the same window). There the options are RTL and LTR
> which is right.
> 2. To use the same terminology as other word processing software.
> I hope this better explains the reasons for the patch.
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