Bug 154460 - Unclear sentence: "Change typewriter apostrophe, single quotation marks and correct double primes."
Summary: Unclear sentence: "Change typewriter apostrophe, single quotation marks and c...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Options-Dialog-Language
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Reported: 2023-03-29 21:19 UTC by Tuomas Hietala
Modified: 2023-04-13 08:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Tuomas Hietala 2023-03-29 21:19:58 UTC
The string "Change typewriter apostrophe, single quotation marks and correct double primes." occurs two times in LO. It's not correct English and the meaning is somewhat unclear.

"Change typewriter apostrophe" - change into what? I assume typographically correct apostrophe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe#Typographic_form

"single quotation marks" - what are these being changed into?

"correct double primes"- I assume this means changing ASCII double quotation marks into double prime Unicode characters (U+2033).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See https://translations.documentfoundation.org/translate/libo_ui-master/dictionariesendialog/en/?checksum=b58b6639d4a0d406

Actual Results:
The sentence is unclear.

Expected Results:
The sentence is correct English and explains better what the option actually does.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-04-13 08:10:57 UTC
Code pointer: https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/dictionaries/en/dialog/en_en_US.properties?r=ff606081

This is the tooltip when hovering over Tools > Options > Language settings > English Sentence Checking > Apostrophe.

I agree the wording is unclear, but can't really suggest a correction here as I'm having a hard time testing it: having it off or on does not seem to change the behaviour.

László, what do you think? Sentence hasn't been touched since your 2011 commit: 95445a70a29c6a1166a19f483566f2c9cfc7563b