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Bug 51279 - UI: Help/About Website button link should lead to localized LibO Website
Summary: UI: Help/About Website button link should lead to localized LibO Website
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium major
Assignee: sophie
Whiteboard: done: [DE][JA][LT][PT-BR][RU][zh-TW][...
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-20 23:53 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2019-08-13 11:16 UTC (History)
15 users (show)

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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-06-20 23:53:51 UTC
Steps how to reproduce Server Installation of  "LibreOffice  German UI/Locale [Build-ID: f010139] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit):

1. Start LibO installed on German WIN7 PC
   > shows German UI language and German localization
2. Menu 'Help -> Help/About' ('Hilfe -> Info über LOdev'
   > "About" dialog appears in German Language
3. Click button 'Weibseite'
   Expected: leads to existing German <Website>
   Actual: leads to <>
Comment 1 Andras Timar 2012-06-29 08:08:37 UTC
@Rainer: Please note that not all languages have localized website. The link itself is localizable, it is up to the teams, if they localize it. Germans did it, see:

I don't know what's the criteria for this bug to be closed, I leave it to you. :)
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-06-29 09:05:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> @Rainer: Please note that not all languages have localized website. 

I know (of course).

> I don't know what's the criteria for this bug to be closed, 

When all localized builds lead to available localized websites?

I believe this issue is really important (point of view marketing), but of course I will not check all those hundreds localizations. I will ask German localization team for help with contacts and leave a note on <>
Comment 3 Florian Reisinger 2012-07-06 07:53:21 UTC
Hi! The criteria would (for example be):

Attach a language after the url

For example:

At the website we have such sort of thing

if($_POST["lang"] == "de")

This above is Pseudocode, of course AND it would be better if we had a Pootle string for that option..

Still with b3
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-06 10:52:55 UTC
Hi all from localization teams, 

can you please check whether the link has already been localized and if/when yes leave a note her in the Bug in Witeboard behind "done:"?

Thank you

Comment 5 Stuart Swales 2012-07-06 11:03:44 UTC
Not enough resource to localise en-GB site, nor really enough differences to make it worthwhile, unlike the UI & Help.
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-07 00:00:28 UTC
Added The ones where I currently did not check whether localized Website exists  and/or whether localized link from Help works
Comment 7 Nguyen Vu Hung 2012-07-07 15:48:17 UTC
UI: Help/About Website button link should lead to localized LibO Website:

Yes, it is what I am doing now.

I think pointing and user to Vietnamese website is reasonable
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-08 04:02:28 UTC
[AR],[BRX] checked with WIN
Comment 9 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-10 04:21:47 UTC
[ES] undone for
Comment 10 Modestas Rimkus 2012-07-10 08:52:26 UTC
[LT] Updated the string in Pootle with the localized URL. Should be done for the next version that uses updated strings.
Comment 11 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-12 06:04:09 UTC
Please also see "Bug 52000 - UI: Unify info links to localized LibO websites", a smart fix there might be able to fix this one, too without involving localization teams.
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-12 11:49:26 UTC
Please also see "Bug 52009 - LOCALHELP: URL for Documentation should be localized"
Comment 13 Volkan 2013-11-09 16:12:19 UTC
Any progress with this?
Comment 14 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-12-02 19:12:27 UTC
Joren - Please test this and see if you get a localized site. It works for sophie in French and me in English (I get sent to, so I'm tempted to resolve as 'WORKSFORME'.
Comment 15 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-12-02 19:14:51 UTC
Assigning to sophie :-)
Comment 16 Jorendc 2013-12-02 19:18:13 UTC
Dutch localization works fine. Tested using LibreOffice rc with Dutch Localization. URL opens in browser

Kind regards,
Comment 17 retired 2013-12-02 20:35:06 UTC
With german localization I get sent to

Comment 18 sophie 2013-12-05 10:36:58 UTC
Hi, So I've informed the l10n team about this issue, and pointed also the location of the '' string in their UI and help files asking the team to check for its adaption to native-language website if it exists. 
I'm closing this issue. Cheers - Sophie
Comment 19 Xisco Faulí 2019-08-13 11:16:59 UTC
*** Bug 126850 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***