Bug 34761 - Typographical words are very offending in todays language usage (german)
Summary: Typographical words are very offending in todays language usage (german)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: André Schnabel
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Reported: 2011-02-26 05:13 UTC by 03031987
Modified: 2011-12-04 05:43 UTC (History)
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Description 03031987 2011-02-26 05:13:25 UTC
The words Schusterjungenregelung and Hurenkinderregelung which are correct typographical terms as described here
are very offending in todays (german) language usage.

You can navigate to them by:
 - open the "Formatvorlagen" dialog: Format->Formatvorlagen
 - Then right-click on one entry and select "Ändern"
 - Now you go to "Textfluss" and you can see them on the lower half of the window

The english equivalents are orphan control and widow control.
(They are described here: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOoAuthors_User_Manual/Writer_Guide/Working_with_paragraph_styles and here: http://www.typolexikon.de/h/hurenkind.html and here: http://www.typolexikon.de/s/schusterjunge.html)

Perhaps these terms could be translated in another way to ensure that they aren't offending to 95% of the german users...

As described in the wiki-page, Waisenkind and Witwe are also possible translations.
Comment 1 André Schnabel 2011-02-27 14:07:17 UTC
taking this one.

Has been often discussed - but this the first time someone gives a better translation with reference :)

I'll forward to german lists, as a change would also need to be reflected in online help and documentaiton.
Comment 2 2011-12-04 05:39:33 UTC
After a discussion again at the german discuss mailinglist, the majority is the opinion, these two terms are correctly and better than the alternatives or any description.

Therefore I close this Bug today.