[Libreoffice-commits] help.git: Mac does have a "Control" key

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 24 12:21:37 UTC 2017

Hi Stephan, *,

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:36 AM, Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 04/24/2017 09:15 AM, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
>> commit 0205b43e4d518239ff3d6b9bed0cc9317939acd9
>> Author: Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com>
>> Date:   Mon Apr 24 09:11:24 2017 +0200
>>      Mac does have a "Control" key
>>           (even labeled "Ctrl" on my German MacBook keyboard, not "Strg"
>> as the
>>      localization of "Ctrl" on German standard PC-style keyboards), and
>> Writer's
>>      "Format - Clear Direct Formatting" (which this help item is
>> presumably about) is
>>      indeed Ctrl+M (labeled "^M" in the menu) on macOS.
>>           So unconditionally use "Ctrl+M" here for now, notwithstanding
>> potential Mac
>>      localization issues (see that German "Ctrl" vs "Strg" issue).
> I have no idea how we generally handle this issue in documentation and
> translation: always use generic "Ctrl+M" (whatever that gets translated to);
> use some mark-up to ensure (German etc.) translation will be "Strg+M" for
> non-Mac and "Ctrl+M" for Mac; use "Control+M" on Mac (as had been done prior

Even if Macs might have a ctrl key now, most of the functions/commands
are done with the command key, so it is not a mapping of changing the
label of a key in the docs, it is actaully referring to a different

> to
> <https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/help/commit/?id=9ed1958ba7f75bb4184f09d79814849d06313d72>
> "I don’t think Macs have Control keys…"; or...?

that is wrong. Just replacing cmd with ctrl won't make that shortcut
work with ctrl+M


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