Dash - the text in range filters is micro-sized

Reported by John Lea on 2012-04-16
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Unity
High
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

The text in the Dash range filters is far to small. Look at the "Size" filter in the file lens, or the "Decade" filter in the music lens. The text inside these filters is far too small; it should be the same size as the text in the other filters.

See attached design "video_lens_v1-2_2.png" for details of exactly how the text inside the range filters should appear.

Fixing this bug will not change any strings or functionality, and therefore should be non-controversial to fix in a SRU

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John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-16
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: udp
Yann Dìnendal (yannbreliere) wrote :

I think this is because the translation of these filters didn't fit in some languages. So if the text is made bigger, you should make sure the buttons get bigger too, so the text doesn't get truncated like it was before.

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Yann, do we need to really translate 1MB or other size to different languages? How different is MB in other languages? I apologise if this is a ridiculous question.

Yann Dìnendal (yannbreliere) wrote :

Yes it is, thaks for asking. Gigabyte is "gigaoctet" in French, so GB is translated to Go.
But you can see the translation can still be too long in the attached screenshot, as the French translators use the binary prefix (kibi instad of kilo), so the filter "100 kio" doesn't fit.

A bit off topic, but this is what I'm talking about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing)

In the Music lens, the decade filters now fit, but they needed to translate them to "60s", which is understandable in the context, but not something any French would write or say. We don't say "the sixties" but something like "the '60' years". It was previously translated correctly ("années 60" if I remember correctly), so every filter only displayed "…".

Yann Dìnendal (yannbreliere) wrote :

Here is the second screenshot (the ugly blue tint is a bug of Compiz screenshot plugin :-/).
Sorry for the Oneiric screenshots, I will check tonight if they look the same in Precise.

Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-04-20
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Setting back to "New", John the issue there is that with the normal text size the strings wouldn't fit in the ui

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → New
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@seb128; I have attached design "video_lens_v1-2_2.png" to the bug that shows how the correct size text can fit into the available space. I think the issue is with padding or technical text layout issues, it is not a fundamental problem with the design.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :
description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-05-14
Changed in unity:
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-08-08
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-12
Changed in unity:
importance: Medium → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-25
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 7.1.0
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-07-26
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.1.0 → 7.1.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-08-09
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.1.1 → 7.1.2
Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) wrote :

@John, in the files lens the string "100MB" will never fit in the ui. Can you provide a mockup for the file lens too? :D

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@andyrock; designs attached that show how "100MB" can fit into the UI.

Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) wrote :

In the mockup the buttons have different widths. And our code does not support that atm.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@andyrock; yes, that would be needed to fix this bug, I can't see any other way around this problem

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-10-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.1.2 → 7.2.0
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-03-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.0 → 7.2.1
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