Unclear string to translate in inspectorproperties.hrc

Mike Kaganski mikekaganski at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 12 10:04:47 UTC 2020


On 12.08.2020 12:52, Milos Sramek wrote:
> we got for translation 200+ new strings, which are located in file
> inspectorproperties.hrc and seem to be related to the Style Inspector
> sidebar deck.
> These strings are not full sentences and seem to have a certain logic
> structure, for example
> Fill Bitmap Rectangle Point
> Char Interoperability Grab Bag
> Char Weight Complex
> So, we do not know, how to translate them. Should they be translated at all?

Basically answered in i10n mailing list; citing here:

> Some background.
> These strings are related to the Styles Inspector - a GSoC project,
> being implemented by Shivam Kumar Singh
> (https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134554). The
> inspector is already available in Experimental mode (see comment 2 in
> the meta issue).
> The Inspector presents a detailed low-level view of properties applied
> at the cursor. As such, it shows the multitude of attributes applied to
> text (or other object in the future); most these attributes have their
> names in multiple dialogs throughout the UI, but this is the first time
> when all of them need to be named in a single place. And translation in
> dialogs can not be used directly, e.g. because the translation there in
> dialogs may use context absent in the Inspector.
> One possible improvement could be to provide a hint somehow near the IDs
> in inspectorproperties.hrc, where known/possible, to the related strings
> in the dialogs/other UI parts, to help translators understand what this
> item is about. But that's a separate task/TODO: the current work on
> Inspector does not consider dialogs; the Inspector is created based on
> the properties available using UNO API, and thus Shivam does not know
> where the items are located in existing UI. (This is to clarify that
> there's no information already used by developers, potentially useful to
> translation, that was somehow lost during development.)
> The names that Shivam has put there are possibly somewhat "cryptic"
> exactly because of the mentioned specifics: the names are mostly the API
> names, which were split by CamelCase to produce strings like "Char
> Weight Complex", intended to be used in context of table like
>     Char Interoperability Grab Bag    "some string"
>     Char Weight Complex    10
> So the mentioned TODO would also allow to gradually find the existing
> names of the attributes, and make them consistent in the Inspector.

Milos Sramek wrote:
> Currently, I can see only two items in Style Inspector sidebar deck in
> Writer
> Font name
> Font size
> In the file inspectorproperties.hrc there is
> "Char Font Name"
> but no
> "Char Font Size"
> Are the strings, which i can see in the Inspector, derived somehow from
> the strings in  inspectorproperties.hrc?

You obviously look somewhere else. The Inspector looks like this:
You might need to move cursor/type something for the initially empty
deck to initialize (a bug).

Note that there are exactly "Char Font Name" and "Char Font Height", but
no "Font name" or "Font size" currently.

Best regards,
Mike Kaganski
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