Bug 63691 - CONFIGURATION: Feature request: notify about template localization on open/import
Summary: CONFIGURATION: Feature request: notify about template localization on open/im...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Templates
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Reported: 2013-04-18 17:31 UTC by Alex Hall
Modified: 2019-06-13 14:51 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Alex Hall 2013-04-18 17:31:35 UTC
Problem description: 

In LibreOffice Writer, installed with American English as the default language, the Mediawiki template loads with the German settings of the template's creation. See "Expected Behavior" for suggestion on proposed feature to solve . . .

Steps to reproduce:
1. File->New->Templates->Mediawiki
2. Type any text surrounded by quote marks. It uses German quote marks (with the opening quote mark at the baseline, as opposed to up higher as in English), I presume because this template was created by a German user?
3. To correct for English, open Styles (F11), right-click Default->Font tab, set language for font as "American English (default)."

Current behavior:
Uses whatever language settings are built into a template (I don't know whether "Font" is the only setting affected).

Expected behavior:
It would be great if there were a way to prompt the user whether to convert any language settings in a template to their installed Default Language.
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2013-06-26 12:03:47 UTC
Enhancement request.
Comment 2 Thomas Lendo 2018-09-22 23:39:23 UTC
Adding keyword needsUXEval to get more input how this could work or if another solution is possible.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-10-19 10:41:15 UTC
We could make this a duplicate of bug 86483 and/or bug 89676. See also bug 119395 and bug 75218. In a nutshell it means to ship localized templates rather than implementing code to convert. However, both are options.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2019-01-22 10:28:34 UTC
And in respect to the 'beware of the german' warning idea, that could be done per infobar. Should be a simple easyhack.