Applications menu item uses technical language 'SVG' and 'Vector'

Bug #24878 reported by Phil Bull on 2005-11-01
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
inkscape (Ubuntu)
Daniel Holbach

Bug Description

The Inkscape entry in the GNOME Applications menu is titled 'Inkscape SVG Vector
Illustrator'. 'SVG' and 'Vector' are technical terms, and some users are
unlikely to associate them with a drawing/illustrating program, thus creating a
usability issue. The tooltip also uses the term 'SVG'. These strings should be
changed to remove the jargon.

This is also an issue with translated strings in the Inkscape .desktop file.

Phil Bull (philbull) wrote :

The GNOME HIG 2.0 offers advice on menu entry names with jargon:

I propose 'Inkscape SVG Vector Illustrator' -> 'Inkscape Illustrator'

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

The discussion is stlil going on in the upstream bug.

Phil Bull (philbull) wrote :

This issue seems to have been fixed. The new entry reads 'Inkscape Vector Illustrator', which at least gets rid of 'SVG'.

Marking as fix released.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
Phil Bull (philbull) wrote :

Closing this bug on Baltix too, please reopen if it's not fixed.

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