[clock] German translation needs more space

Reported by Phillip Sz on 2013-07-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Clock App
Ubuntu UX
Michal Izydorczyk

Bug Description

The string »Sunset« in german »Sonnenuntergang« is too long and needs too much space in the clock.

Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) on 2013-07-07
description: updated
summary: - German translation are too long
+ German translation needs more space

Nice catch! Though I have no idea how to fix it programmatically. The UI should somehow get the size of the text in a particular language and decide if it will fit or not. Will ask David Planella regarding this.

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → coreapps-13.10-month-3
Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Reattaching image since the original one does not open correctly.

Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) wrote :

Okey, thanks for reattaching the image. I removed the old one.

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

@Alan, I agree. We can bring this up in the design meeting this thursday :)

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Generally, components should resize to adapt to the size of the text or ellipsize if there isn't enough text, but I guess this is a tricky one, as I imagine it's a label inside a circle.

An image looks like a good workaround to me, but I think it's one where we need design input. I'd suggest bringing it up on the mailing list, so that everyone can have a think in preparation for the design meeting.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-07-16
summary: - German translation needs more space
+ [clock] German translation needs more space
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: coreapps-13.10-month-3 → usable-state
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-07-17
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Michal Izydorczyk (iamfhero)
tags: added: blocked upstream
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: usable-state → coreapps-13.10-month-4
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: backlog → 1.4
Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) on 2013-10-19
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Confirmed
Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

@Phillip, I have 2 queries,

1. Can you attach a screenshot with the latest clock build? I haven't done anything but just want to see if this issue is still persistent.

2. If the string is truncated to something like "Sonnenunter..." would that make sense? Or should we stick to using icons perhaps as suggested by Alan above?

Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) wrote :
Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) wrote :

1. Done, still there, and i notice that »Stadt hinzufügen« is also too long, is there already a bug report for that one?

2. »Sonnenunter …« or something like that, don't makes sense. We can use »Abendstunden«, but this means: »in the early evening« so i would prefer that we use the icons.

Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) wrote :

1. ohh found it: Bug #1199699

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 1.4 → 1.6
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 1.6 → 1.8
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 1.8 → backlog
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