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Should be a ASCII navigation structur in the left-help-window?

Yes, ASCII is old, but cool
0 (0%)
Structur yes, but not ASCII
8 (80%)
No structure, I will find all
0 (0%)
I don't know
0 (0%)
I have a better idea ( Please post it! ;) )
2 (20%)

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Voting closed: March 16, 2012, 09:58:46 AM

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Offline sojo

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What do you think about ... ?
« on: March 09, 2012, 08:59:26 AM »
What do you think about this "menu-structur" for the help window? (Sorry in German)
 

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 09:02:46 AM »
The structure might be ok, but the ASCII lines are so outdated...

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 09:12:47 AM »
I whould know, what you do think about the ASCII ? :D
 
I know it is not modern and really not nice. :)

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 09:21:05 AM »
If you do ASCII, then like this. BUt I would not use ASCII art personally.

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+ Simutrans
++Neue WElt
|+Laden
|+...

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 09:26:05 AM »
I have try to use + and |. It looks not good. I havn't see structure with it.

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 09:59:54 AM »
I have open a poll. Please make your vote.

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 11:24:20 AM »
for my note taking purposes, I use "-" and "˪" (U+02EA, Modifier Letter Yin Departing Tone Mark)
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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 11:32:29 AM »
Just give paragraph numbers with a tab like:

1 Einstellungen
   1.1 Sprachauswahl
   1.2 Spielerfarbe
   1.3 Anzeige
   1.4 Sound
   1.5 Spieler Menu
         1.5.1 Passwort
   1.6 Lade menu
   1.7 Speichern menu
   1.8 Neue welt
         1.8.1 Einstellungen
         1.8.2 Landschaft
         1.8.3 Lade Relief
                  1.8.3.1 Scenario spielen


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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 11:49:22 AM »
Combuijs' proposal may be the best one, unless we manage to have a graphical (!= ASCII) structure...

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 12:40:15 PM »
This should look nice, but possible is it not. The help files can not have more than one spacing.
 
So you have all numbers in a line. This looks not so good.
 
Edit: ˪ is not possible. Simutrans make a ?

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 12:55:25 PM »
if it's possible to use colour, then I guess you could just keep the current format of "-" marks
- Einstellungen
- - Sprachauswahl
- - Anzeige
- - Sound
- - Spieler Menu
- - - Passwort

I used white against this forum background, but there should be a more appropriate colour for simutrans.

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Re: What do you think about ... ?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 01:01:43 PM »
Just have a look at the japanese help file: http://simutrans-germany.com/translator/script/edit.php?obj_id=25012&version=10&obj_type=help_file#ja

The entries are grouped in several catergories, seperated by < it > sections. I would also skip any symbol for the highest order entries. Outside of the sections are:

keys
main menu

Game creation
New Welt
+ settings
+ climates
Sever
Load/Save

Game Operation
Finances
Depots
Convois
+schedules
Stops
City Info
Factory Info
...


Toolbars
Landscaping Tools
Rail Tools
+ signal spacing
Road Tools
+ traffic lights
Tram Tools
Ship Tools
...

Lists
Line window
Player List
+ schedules
Lists
+ citylist
+ convoilist
++ convoiinfo
+ haltlist
...

Others
whatever fits not to the above