[RESEND] [PATCH] Clean Up MIME Strings (was: Re: shared-mime-info's terminology)
aes at gnome.org
Mon Jan 12 18:22:10 EET 2004
On Mon, 2004-01-12 at 16:14, George wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 04:03:49PM +0000, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> > The problem is that the comment tells me nothing I couldn't work out from
> > the name (and I still have no clue what this file is).
> > The original entry:
> > <comment>Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine image</comment>
> > looks like it would be much more useful to a user wanting to know what
> > 'Image.dcm' is. If you want it shorter, perhaps something like "medical
> > image"?
> > Likewise, image/svg+xml ("SVG image") could perhaps be "scalable image"?
> Yes, I think this is important. This is sort of like me calling the socket
> protocol SUP and the fifo protocol SOP. Other people have no clue what I'm
> talking about, and it really just makes me looks smarter then I am (or like
> an idiot, I can't decide). However if it's something that's exposed to the
> user, it should be "usable". The user should not need to be educated in all
> the abbreviations that geeks use to use the computer.
"Scalable SVG image"
"Medical DCM image"
Andrew Sobala <aes at gnome.org>
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