Bug 118148 - [NEWHELP] Handle <ahelp> tags in the UI
Summary: [NEWHELP] Handle <ahelp> tags in the UI
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
: 124130 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 120538
Blocks: New-Help 112237 129720
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Reported: 2018-06-13 16:52 UTC by Olivier Hallot
Modified: 2020-01-15 23:57 UTC (History)
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Description Olivier Hallot 2018-06-13 16:52:14 UTC
In old help system, the <ahelp> tag is extracted at build time to be used by the user interface as tool tip for each widget.

The new help does not handle that, yet.

The content of <ahelp> should be available as tool tips in the UI dialogs. UI dialogs have provision to hold tooltips for each widget.

the <ahelp> tag is documented here:


So the task/enhancement is to have a script that extracts <ahelp> of a given dialog and add it to the corresponding .ui file. 

This will have some impacts
- The UI will increase in volume of translation job, but
- ideally the translated <ahelp> should go too, to prevent re-translation.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-06-22 16:59:15 UTC
Setting to NEW
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2018-10-16 12:32:49 UTC
The a11y impact is a more immediate issue.
Comment 3 Olivier Hallot 2019-03-18 11:19:00 UTC
*** Bug 124130 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***