Bug 112756 - [NEWHELP] Language dropdown should be in language code
Summary: [NEWHELP] Language dropdown should be in language code
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: easyHack, topicDoc
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Blocks: New-Help
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Reported: 2017-09-29 14:10 UTC by Olivier Hallot
Modified: 2017-12-27 15:44 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Olivier Hallot 2017-09-29 14:10:59 UTC
From the new help scratchpad, 


‘Language’ drop down - doesn't appear on smaller screens in portrait mode (e.g. 320px) and can be replaced with simple 2-char language codes standard listbox. Alternatively, we should set a minimum screen size that help can be seen in, e.g. 480px or 640px. 
Note: some languages need 5 characters, e.g. en-US, en-ZA, en-GB, pt-BR.

File to touch: 


Hint: language code name is in the own line, e.g. 

<li><a href="{$productversion}/pt-BR{$htmlpage}">Português do Brasil</a></li>

for pt-BR
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2017-10-19 09:42:55 UTC
A guy at the Spanish-language Telegram channel said that language codes were geeky and user-unfriendly, and I agree… The better option is to replace that drop-down with a fully wide, touch-optimized menu.
Comment 2 Olivier Hallot 2017-12-16 13:09:18 UTC
I propose "close - wontfix"
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2017-12-27 15:44:29 UTC
(In reply to Olivier Hallot from comment #2)
> I propose "close - wontfix"

Yeah, for the lang code.

I think I will get rid of the dropdown on mobile and have it always display a horizontal scrollable menu, like Adolfo suggested in comment 1.