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Started by Frank, August 09, 2009, 03:54:23 PM

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Frank

In Line Managment/Schedule window the button text 'replicate backwards'.

This text is to long for button. Changed to 'route backward'?

Object 'return ticket'


jamespetts

I use "mirror schedule" in my en.tab for Simutrans-Experimental, which accurately describes the function and fits the button nicely.
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sanna

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The text on the "inverse" button on the station list filter is also too long for its size. Would "inv." be too cryptic?

Edit: Perhaps the "Filter types:" label should be changed to "Station types:" or "Stop types:" (which is more generic?) to reflect that all the filters under that category are stops/stations?

Edit II: (sorry about posting before thinking... *smile*) There is also a problem of balance between "Goods needed" and "Production". German "Nimmt an" and "Gibt ab" much more naturally forms a pair. Maybe "Incoming goods" and "Outgoing goods" would work, but I am afraid they are a bit long.

Frank

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Quote from: sanna on August 11, 2009, 06:39:40 AM
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Edit: Perhaps the "Filter types:" label should be changed to "Station types:" or "Stop types:" (which is more generic?) to reflect that all the filters under that category are stops/stations?
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not good

The text is also used to make other.

for example Vehicle List Filter

EDIT The button 'inv.' in Vehicle List Filter does not seem to be translated.

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Edit II: (sorry about posting before thinking... *smile*) There is also a problem of balance between "Goods needed" and "Production". German "Nimmt an" and "Gibt ab" much more naturally forms a pair. Maybe "Incoming goods" and "Outgoing goods" would work, but I am afraid they are a bit long.

'goods in' and 'goods out'

sanna

Quote from: Frank on August 11, 2009, 08:06:50 AM
not good

The text is also used to make other.

for example Vehicle List Filter
Ah, then of course leaving it as it is is necessary.

Quote from: Frank on August 11, 2009, 08:06:50 AM
'goods in' and 'goods out'
Sounds good to me, but perhaps a native English speaker could comment?

Frank: at SimuTranslator a few of these button texts are of type button_text, but many of them are of type program_text. I think it would be easier to get a consistent UI if all of them were in button_text since they would be easier to compare then. Is that possible to achieve?

Frank

Quote from: sanna on August 11, 2009, 02:56:34 PM
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Frank: at SimuTranslator a few of these button texts are of type button_text, but many of them are of type program_text. I think it would be easier to get a consistent UI if all of them were in button_text since they would be easier to compare then. Is that possible to achieve?

The grouping, there are not as long. And I have myself not yet so intense so addressed to all texts grouping.

Previously everything was program_text.

jamespetts

In cases where the full description is too long to fit on a button, I favour using an abbreviation and then having a tooltip with the full description.
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