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Bug 90546 - Should shortcut keys be translated to a localized UI
Summary: Should shortcut keys be translated to a localized UI
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.5.0.0.alpha0+ Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2015-04-10 11:33 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2019-04-09 17:21 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-04-10 11:33:14 UTC
When going through the Arabic UI, i noticed that Edit > Delete Contents had the shortcut key of 'Backspace' rather than the arabic translation of that key, which then got me wondering that other shortcut keys like Ctrl + Z might be useful to be translated to the show the character on an arabic keyboard's placement of 'Z', because not everyone has an english keyboard.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2015-04-10 11:54:51 UTC
Shortcut must not get localized. This relates to all function keys (from F1 = Help to F10 = menu) and Ctrl + key like ctrl+C,V,Z,A,P,O,S etc. However, the hotkeys are localized since accelerators needs to fit the caption (alt+F = &File or alt+D = &Datei).
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2015-04-10 12:08:15 UTC
Treat my comment as an opinion. Here is an overview from OO http://specs.openoffice.org/g11n/menus/LocalizedShortcuts.sxw

I still believe it's not a good idea, except the target language is non-ASCII and the keyboard doesn't give access to Latin letters.
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-04-17 19:47:11 UTC
(In reply to Jay Philips from comment #0)
> ...got me wondering that other shortcut keys like Ctrl + Z
> might be useful to be translated 

Jay: One for UX-Advise? (Sounds kind of subjective, but perhaps technical concerns are paramount here?)

Status -> NEEDINFO
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-04-17 22:55:43 UTC
(In reply to Robinson Tryon (qubit) from comment #3)
> Jay: One for UX-Advise? (Sounds kind of subjective, but perhaps technical
> concerns are paramount here?)

Qubit: ux-advise is CCed, but to me this is primarily a localization issue.