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0009120ScribusTranslationpublic2021-06-05 14:23
Reportersubeditor Assigned Tocbradney  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
PlatformPC AMD64 X2, Ati Radeon 3200OSUbuntuOS Version10.04
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.6 milestone 
Summary0009120: Term for vector objects
DescriptionI help alexandre on Scribus Russian translation now, and there is some mess in terms for me (afraid I'm not only one who get confused).
For curve lines (curves) now several words are used: curve, path, polyline and sometimes even may be outline and contour.
Term "outline" used for: document scheme, text effect, font conversion, may be some else, but that is enough to get confused.
There are several tools that produce polylines. Quite confusing too (though understandable).
So problem is not really in translation, but in unification of these terms.

1. Rename outline that is document scheme to something more specific (Doc navigator, Doc Tree, Catalog, Object manager, Object Library)
2. It would be better to combine tools that produce polylines to one tool with different modes - cause they produce similar (sometimes exact same!) objects, just in different ways.
3. Do not use "polyline" term cause it's straight definition is "broken line". Replace it with "curves" (cause polyline is particular case of Bezier curve).
4. Use term "outline" for fonts affairs (though font effect and font export mode terms concurrence may be confusing for novices).
5. Use "path" term for cases when something follows curve (text path, Clipping path for images).
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2014-07-21 00:36

updater   ~0032854

Requesting feedback on this. Is it still a valid issue?


2014-07-24 20:03

reporter   ~0032966

Yes. Frankly say I see no changes at all at the first glance.


2014-08-23 12:55

updater   ~0033321

Posted to ML:


2016-05-14 04:34

updater   ~0041018

Punting to Craig and assigning to 1.6 milestone

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-05-23 19:44 subeditor New Issue
2014-07-21 00:36 Kunda Note Added: 0032854
2014-07-21 00:36 Kunda Status new => feedback
2014-07-24 20:03 subeditor Note Added: 0032966
2014-07-24 20:03 subeditor Status feedback => new
2014-08-23 12:55 Kunda Note Added: 0033321
2016-05-14 04:33 Kunda Tag Attached: bubu
2016-05-14 04:33 Kunda Tag Detached: bubu
2016-05-14 04:34 Kunda Assigned To => cbradney
2016-05-14 04:34 Kunda Status new => assigned
2016-05-14 04:34 Kunda Patch => No
2016-05-14 04:34 Kunda Target Version => 1.6 milestone
2016-05-14 04:34 Kunda Note Added: 0041018