I opened up Options > Load/Save > General and listed there is '1.2 Extended (compat mode)' and wondered why 'compat' is being abbreviated when there is alot of space to handle its extended form in the drop down.
Also when i visited < https://help.libreoffice.org/swriter/cui/ui/optsavepage/odfversion?Language=en-US&System=UNIX&Version=4.2#bm_id810266 >, the definition of compatible mode sounds like it should be called ODF 1.2 (compatible mode).
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here's what's written in that LibO wiki webpage :
The ODF 1.2 Extended (compat) mode is a more backward-compatible ODF 1.2 extended mode. It uses features that are deprecated in ODF1.2 and/or it is 'bug-compatible' to older OpenOffice.org versions. It may be useful, if you need to interchange ODF documents with users, who use pre-ODF1.2 or ODF1.2-only legacy applications.
here'a another resource:
so probably the best translation is "Compatibility mode" rather than "compatible mode". In the italian localization is indeed written "Modo Compatibilità"
anyway I'd like to hear the advise of a native english speaker (I'm Italian) to know if compat mode is also a proper term for compatibility mode.
where are you from Jay?
No "compat mode" mode is not a proper term, i initially misread it as "compact mode". :)
Yes "Compatibility mode" would be more suitable. I am a native speaker of english from canada.
In addition to that, what i was trying to get at was that the wiki states its for "pre-ODF1.2 or ODF1.2-only legacy applications", so why is it labelled "ODF 1.2 Extended" when it doesnt contain features that were implemented to extend ODF 1.2.
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> No "compat mode" mode is not a proper term, i initially misread it as
> "compact mode". :)
> Yes "Compatibility mode" would be more suitable. I am a native speaker of
> english from canada.
OK, I set status to NEW
> In addition to that, what i was trying to get at was that the wiki states
> its for "pre-ODF1.2 or ODF1.2-only legacy applications", so why is it
> labelled "ODF 1.2 Extended" when it doesnt contain features that were
> implemented to extend ODF 1.2.
I do not have an answer for this since I've not enough knowledge of .ODF
I add a more expert user to CC list to hear his opinion.
@Italo --> what do you think about it?
Submitted a patch to change it to 'compatibility mode' - https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/12069
@Regina: The label is called '1.2 extended (compatibility mode)', but compatibility mode doesnt have any 1.2 extended features in it, so shouldnt it be renamed to something like '1.2 compatible', as the help says it is for "pre-ODF1.2 or ODF1.2-only legacy applications".