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Rename "Aeroplane mode" to "Flight mode"

Reported by Calum Pringle on 2012-08-08
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
Calum Pringle
Ubuntu Translations
Undecided
Ubuntu English (United Kingdom) Translators
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

In network settings, the toggle to turn on/off radios when you are on a plane is titled "Aeroplane mode" which is the British-English spelling ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroplane_(disambiguation) ). The US-English would be "Airplane mode".

"Aeroplane mode" feels overly traditional, and has been replaced largely on devices with "Flight mode", which is also more accurate as it is the flying that is the problem, not just being on a plane (e.g. when the plane is not moving you are allowed to use device radios).

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Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → Calum Pringle (calumpringle)
tags: added: udp
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2012-10-01
summary: - Rename Aeroplane mode
+ Rename "Aeroplane mode" to "Flight mode"

There is no Flight mode in nm-applet. Could you please attach a screenshot that shows the issue, so that we can triage this to the correct package?

This might actually be in indicator-network, which is now no longer used and unmaintained, or in gnome-control-center.

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Calum Pringle (calumpringle) wrote :
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → High
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-01
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2012-10-01
affects: network-manager-applet (Ubuntu) → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

gnome-control-center/panels/network/cc-network-panel.c:

   3364 /* TRANSLATORS: this is to disable the radio hardware in the
   3365 * network panel */
   3366 widget = gtk_label_new (_("Airplane Mode"));

the bug specifically mentioned the en-GB translation; but I presume the intention would be change to change the base C string to also be "Flight Mode". There are 53 other translations of this string:

  grep -A1 'Airplane Mode' gnome-control-center po/*.po | grep msgstr > airplane-mode-translations.txt

or is this generally about "each locale should be changed to use the pseudo-industry-standard term in that locale"?

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

it is "each locale should be changed to use the pseudo-industry-standard term in that locale". Status reverted to triarged

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-12
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu English (United Kingdom) Translators (ubuntu-l10n-en-gb)

Which devices use "Flght mode" ? All the Android devices I own or use
have "Aeroplane mode", including the latest CM10.1 (JB4.2), for their
UK translation.

Is this actually a translation issue to be "fixed" or simply a change
to reduce the amount of vocabulary needing translation in other
devices?

On 15/12/2012, Launchpad Bug Tracker <email address hidden> wrote:
> Adolfo Jayme Barrientos (fitoschido) has assigned this bug to you for
> gnome-control-center in Ubuntu:
>
> In network settings, the toggle to turn on/off radios when you are on a
> plane is titled "Aeroplane mode" which is the British-English spelling (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroplane_(disambiguation) ). The US-
> English would be "Airplane mode".
>
> "Aeroplane mode" feels overly traditional, and has been replaced largely
> on devices with "Flight mode", which is also more accurate as it is the
> flying that is the problem, not just being on a plane (e.g. when the
> plane is not moving you are allowed to use device radios).
>
> ** Affects: ayatana-design
> Importance: High
> Assignee: Calum Pringle (calumpringle)
> Status: Fix Committed
>
> ** Affects: ubuntu-translations
> Importance: Undecided
> Assignee: Ubuntu English (United Kingdom) Translators
> (ubuntu-l10n-en-gb)
> Status: New
>
> ** Affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
> Importance: High
> Status: Triaged
>
>
> ** Tags: udp
> --
> Rename "Aeroplane mode" to "Flight mode"
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1034488
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu
> English (United Kingdom) Translators, which is a bug assignee.
>
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> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EnglishTranslation
>

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