Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#2161 closed enhancement (fixed)

Calculate's characters

Reported by: timClicks Owned by: akshit
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Calculate Version: Git as of bugdate
Severity: Unspecified Keywords:
Cc: smparrish, garycmartin, cjl, sascha_silbe Distribution/OS:
Bug Status: Unconfirmed

Description

Calculate doesn't look like a calculator, it looks like a computer. In principle, I think that the software should be able to translate any characters.

Some recommended changes:

Enter => =

  • => × / => ÷

Attachments (1)

0001-Changed-symbols-on-the-calculate-activity-button.-Ti.patch (2.9 KB) - added by ishan 8 years ago.

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Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by walter

  • Component changed from untriaged to Calculate
  • Owner set to rwh

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by smparrish

  • Cc smparrish added

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by smparrish

  • seeta_dev set to Shachi

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by akshit

  • Owner changed from rwh to akshit
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by akshit

  • Status changed from assigned to accepted

comment:6 follow-up: Changed 8 years ago by cjl

  • Cc garycmartin added

adding gary as a cc. Who is maintaining Calculate now?

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by cjl

  • Cc cjl added

comment:8 in reply to: ↑ 6 Changed 8 years ago by garycmartin

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

Replying to cjl:

adding gary as a cc. Who is maintaining Calculate now?

I make Calculate releases these days, some minor patches, and testing, but I liaise with Reinier when it's more than that. Regarding this ticket, the symbols are all in the locale files so there is nothing to patch in the source. Actually if you run Calculate in Spanish, who ever localised there already went with the * => × and / => ÷ characters. I don't have a strong opinion about the suggested change, but I'd not object.

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Cc sascha_silbe added
  • Distribution/OS Unspecified deleted
  • Keywords sugar-love removed

cjl and I talked about this on #sugar. He considers this patch good to go from an i18n perspective.

It would be nice to either land the patch (preferred) or drop it. It's been in the queue for over nine months now...

comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by cjl

+1 on landing it

comment:11 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by garycmartin

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

OK I'm landing this in the next Calculate release, but it has almost zero effect in English locales other than the '=' sign instead of 'Enter', as the /po translations override the default new symbols. So po files need the * and / symbols removed (empty strings get replaced with default symbol). I've hacked at least the en and en_US po files in my local clone for the release I'm about to make.

comment:12 in reply to: ↑ 11 Changed 7 years ago by cjl

Replying to garycmartin:

OK I'm landing this in the next Calculate release

Give me an hour or so before you build and I'll run through the PO files and commit where needed.

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