[desktop entry spec] new FullName key
pcman.tw at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 08:20:34 PDT 2009
Adding FullName won't be a good idea. I agree that desktop files
should be fixed instead.
I, however, have a question regarding to usability.
For example, xfce4 uses Terminal as the name of their terminal emulator.
The name Terminal looks somewhat generic.
However, if they show 'xfce4-terminal' in the menu, it is actually a
meaningless name to the users and this can hurt usability.
When naming desktop accessories such as text editor, image view, file
manager, or something similar, using a more generic name is more
friendly to the users.
What does Nautilus mean? It doesn't matter. If it's displayed in the
menu as 'File Manager' rather then 'Nautilus', this will be more user
Of course you can show GenericName in tooltips or in the second line,
but for first-time users, it's really hard to find the right program
they want according to the names of the programs.
So, we use generic names in Name keys in our LXDE sometimes when suitable.
For desktop accessories/utilities, I think a more generic name is more
suitable for Name.
On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Aaron J. Seigo<aseigo at kde.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 23 July 2009, Michael Pyne wrote:
>> hearing someone from a i18n who has actually had a problem completing the
>> translation because the current means available are insufficient.
> it hasn't come up, and we just recently had a full (and at time painful ;)
> review of i18n issues in the kde4 desktop shell which prompted a number of
> issues to be raised (and solved :). so either the status quo is just taken for
> granted and people are working around it to a satisfactory degree or it really
> is enough.
> i'll ask the i18n guys explicitly the next time i see them, though. (will be
> back home in a couple days, which will make that easier)
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