[Libreoffice-qa] Use of abbreviations in this ML (was: LO opens OLH in browser instead of its own OLH)

Thomas Hackert thackert at nexgo.de
Fri Jan 10 23:57:51 PST 2014

Good morning Pedro, *,
On Freitag, 10. Januar 2014 21:30 Pedro wrote:
> Thomas Hackert wrote
>> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/OOo_OnlineHelp, and other hits
>> in the search engine of my least distrust reveals more hits with
>> regard to "OnLine Help" (this is, what I could remember, too)
>> instead of "OffLine Help". Since when do we call it "OffLine
>> Help"? Did I miss something?
> This is just a proof that things are not so obvious: apparently
> you guys

"you guys"? It is used since so many years, that it should be some 
kind of "general knowledge" ... ;) For example, if you search for
StarOffice "OnLine Help"
, you will see, that OOo/LO/AOO has inherited it from SO ... ;) AOO 
seems to have renamed it to "Application Help" though. Maybe we 
should follow their example to avoid further confusion ... ;)

> call Online help to the chm file, which is what I call
> Offline help (since it's the only help you can use when you are
> Offline i.e. not connected to the internet)... For me (and for
> Microsoft)

? We (or better: I) are not "Microsoft". Why on earth do you want to 
follow M$ that closely, that we may run into trouble in the future? 
On the Germanophone discuss list, we are discussing the renaming of 
"Data Pilot" to "Pivot Table" at the moment. As M$ has registered 
"Pivot Table" 
I think this was a bad decision ... :( All in all, I am not that 
pleased, when devs (and/or whoever has done this) rename existing 
parts of the UI or functions just to follow M$ ... :( This means 
more work for us translators, document writers, testers, etc. ... :( 
As a translator, I have to find the fitting translation, if it may 
be patented etc. ... :( And as I am not a lawyer ... :(

> Online help is what you get when you are connected and
> you make a query to the online knowledge base... (which apparently
> you call wikihelp)

Right :)

> And even if I'm not a noob, I'm not in the QA team so bare with
> me, ok?

me neither ... ;) But I will try to remember it in the future ... ;) 
And a plea from my side: If you see some abbreviation here you do 
not know now, would you be so kind to either ask here or – better – 
do a quick search in the web, please (something like "LibreOffice 

Humpty Dumpty was pushed.

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