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Bug 78214 - Rename of '1.2 extended (compat mode)' ODF version label
Summary: Rename of '1.2 extended (compat mode)' ODF version label
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.2.3.3 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: target:4.4.0
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Blocks: Options-Dialog-Load-Save
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Reported: 2014-05-03 05:39 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2017-09-29 18:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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options dialog screenshot (22.73 KB, image/png)
2014-05-03 06:37 UTC, tommy27
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-03 05:39:47 UTC
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).
Comment 1 tommy27 2014-05-03 06:37:05 UTC
Created attachment 98360 [details]
options dialog screenshot

I attach screenshot from Version: 4.3.0.0.alpha1+ English GUI
Build ID: 0b03f7ed575838f90e6b1ebec3538a3a214f81fb
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2014-04-30_02:30:23

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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compatibility_mode


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?
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-03 07:55:19 UTC
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.
Comment 3 tommy27 2014-05-03 09:13:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> 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?
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-10-22 14:00:05 UTC
Submitted a patch to change it to 'compatibility mode' - https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/12069
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-03 18:49:41 UTC
@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".