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Bug 34141 - Functionality request: Impress language identification similar to Writer's status bar
Summary: Functionality request: Impress language identification similar to Writer's st...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 RC1
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 95499 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Statusbar
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Reported: 2011-02-10 09:02 UTC by Christophe Strobbe
Modified: 2015-11-07 09:12 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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2012-05-02 05:28 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description Christophe Strobbe 2011-02-10 09:02:05 UTC
In LibO Writer, the user can set the language for the whole document, for a paragraph (the current paragraph) or just a selection through the menus Tools > Language > For Selection / For Paragraph / For all Text.
In Impress, there is no similar menu item. Apparently, language needs to be set by setting the default language in Tools > Options > Language Settings > Language, i.e. you set the language for your next presentation. There are two problems with this:
* the language is not visible in the status bar (unlike Writer)
* there is no mechanism to identify the language of content in languages other than the default language.
Setting the correct language for a presentation and for any content in other languages is essential for accessibility, especially for persons who rely on text-to-speech and/or Braille (not just blind people; dyslexics also use text-to-speech).
It would be great if this could be added to Impress.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:45:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-01-04 02:26:10 UTC
-To change language of text: select text and do Format->Character (or on toolbar icon "Character"), tab "Font" there in middle is area "Language". 
-To change language in all presentation that is being created, we need change styles of presentation (in tab "Text" is language)
-No way to change language by one click as in Writer

I transform this bugreport to functionality request to add language change in status bar as in Writer
Comment 3 Christophe Strobbe 2012-01-27 02:59:15 UTC
I confirm that this feature request is still relevant to LibreOffice 3.5.0 RC1 (i.e. the feature has not been implemented yet: there is no language identification on Impress' statusbar). So I change the status from unconfirmed to new.
Comment 4 Brabantia helpdesk 2012-03-27 03:17:06 UTC
Also for uniformity of the office applications, this feature would be greatly appriciated.
Comment 5 Brabantia helpdesk 2012-04-24 07:04:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> -To change language in all presentation that is being created, we need change
> styles of presentation (in tab "Text" is language)

Sasha, can you explain in a little bit more detail what you mean here? I cannot seem to find these options.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 6 sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-25 09:07:38 UTC
@ Brabantia
In my comment mentioned 3 things. What of them to explain?
Comment 7 Brabantia helpdesk 2012-05-02 05:01:04 UTC
@Sasha, in order to change the language in the whole presentation, we need to change the style as you state here:

"-To change language in all presentation that is being created, we need change
styles of presentation (in tab "Text" is language"

But I am unble to find the tab "text is language". Could you tell me where to find this setting?

Thanks in advanced.

Comment 8 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-02 05:28:19 UTC
Created attachment 60896 [details]
Screenshot of editing style, tab Text
Comment 9 Brabantia helpdesk 2012-05-02 06:51:19 UTC
Thank you very very mutch :)
Comment 10 Paul-Antoine Arras 2012-10-18 11:23:48 UTC
This feature is also important for people who regularly work with presentations in different languages. For instance, at work I deal with some presentations in French and some others in English, according to the intended audience. Thus having to change the default language setting each time I want to switch languages is quite annoying.
Comment 11 Rodrigo Primo 2014-05-03 14:55:58 UTC
Any progress on this? This feature is important for those who work on presentations in different languages as others mentioned.
Comment 12 A (Andy) 2015-04-04 21:09:44 UTC
Reproducible with LO, Win 8.1
Comment 13 A (Andy) 2015-11-07 09:12:31 UTC
*** Bug 95499 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***