[mythtv] Preview of a new theme
oscar.carlsson at home.se
Tue Nov 11 14:05:48 EST 2003
>>> I noticed that the strings for all translated text which contains a space
>>> has been truncated (e.g. "Musikspelarens" should be "Musikspelarens
>>> inställningar"). Did you do this on purpose or did Myth do this because the
>>> strings are too long for the theme ?
>> The strings are to long. Better would be "Musikinställningar".. It already
>> says "Spelinställningar".. Would be nice if you could look at those. In
>> the music settings, it also says "Inställningar för ..." wich also is way
>> to long.
>> "Filminställningar" and "Väderinställningar" would also be better.
TB> This was my first thought as well. The problem is "Väderinställningar"
TB> (=Weather Settings); it is not the weather we are setting up (I wish I could
TB> some times ;-), it is the weather viewer. It just sounds bad and it is not
TB> correct. The same thing could be said for "Musikinställningar" (=Music
TB> Settings) and "Filminställningar" (=Movie Settings), but these are not as bad
TB> as the "weather settings" thing. As for "Spelinställningar" (=Game Settings)
TB> it actually is the games we are setting up so this is correct. Well, hmmm, if
TB> I think about it, it's actually the game engines we are setting up...
TB> And the "Inställningar för..." (=Settings for...); if we would change it to
TB> "Avspelningsinställningar" (=Playback Settings), this word is too long for
TB> the default theme, which is my reference. However, if it is split as above,
TB> Myth will automatically insert a row break which make it look nice again.
TB> And also, have you checked out how the other translations look in your theme ?
TB> The translated strings are almost always longer than in English.
TB> As you can see, it is not a trivial problem :-/
What about just using "MythMusic", "MythVideo" and so on in the settings? Or
just make it look the same as the main screen, with my theme it's quite obvious
that you're at the setup screen..
Experimenting with having six items that is very wide to allow for long
translated strings. I'll see how it feels.
Oscar mailto:oscar.carlsson at home.se
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