ANNOUNCE: Renaming user-visible strings

Robinson Tryon bishop.robinson at
Mon Sep 29 11:47:36 PDT 2014

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Samuel Mehrbrodt <s.mehrbrodt at> wrote:
> Someone from the help team approached the design team [1] about how to
> handle string changes in LibreOffice.
> The problem is that when we change user-visible strings in LibreOffice, that
> the help and other documentation needs updating.
> We decided to create a wiki page which lists all string changes we do:
> So please, if you change some user-visible string whether it's in a menu,
> toolbar or a dialog, just list your change there so that the help
> maintainers can easily update the help pages.

Is there a good way to automate this process? Maybe identify
particular commits based on file extension and/or what's touched in
the diff (e.g. "<label>...</label>" and "<value
xml:lang="en-US">...</value>") ?


Robinson Tryon
QA Engineer - The Document Foundation
LibreOffice Community Outreach Herald
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