[weather app] ubuntu-weather-app calls Fahrenheit "imperial units"

Bug #1190784 reported by Steve Langasek on 2013-06-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Ubuntu Weather App
Martin Borho

Bug Description

When I click on 'settings' in the ubuntu-weather-app package in the current Ubuntu Touch build, I am asked if I want to "Use imperial units". No, I don't want to use "imperial" units, I want my temperature to be displayed in Fahrenheit. Nobody in the US, which is primarily where the Fahrenheit scale is still used, is going to have any idea what "imperial units" are. Please refer explicitly to Fahrenheit vs. Celsius.

Also, it would be nice if it could figure out to use Fahrenheit by default based on initial setup, but I suppose we don't have the "Meet Ubuntu" yet that would allow for setting that up. :)

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Changed in touch-preview-images:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
e8hffff (e8hffff) wrote :

'celsius' is metric units, and imperial 'fahrenheit'. More so in legality of measures than national usage, so the program/app has it correct.

The question is, shouldn't apps be looking centrally in the system for their local settings, and then give users override option. The next question is should the wording be made simpler/direct.

Christina Li (christina-li) wrote :

This has been addressed in the Weather App directly

The wireframe is attached here- it uses simpler wording to communicate the options. Hope this helps.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Christina Li (christina-li)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-08-08
Changed in touch-preview-images:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
summary: - ubuntu-weather-app calls Fahrenheit "imperial units"
+ [weather app] ubuntu-weather-app calls Fahrenheit "imperial units"
Changed in ubuntu-weather-app:
assignee: nobody → Martin Borho (martin-borho)
status: New → In Progress

Fix committed into lp:ubuntu-weather-app at revision 104, scheduled for release in ubuntu-weather-app, milestone alpha-1

Changed in ubuntu-weather-app:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
David Planella (dpm) on 2013-09-03
Changed in ubuntu-weather-app:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → High
Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :

This appears to have been released.

affects: touch-preview-images → null-and-void
tags: added: touch-preview-images
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
assignee: Christina Li (christina-li) → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
William Grant (wgrant) on 2014-11-06
no longer affects: null-and-void
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