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The Secret of Peace and Harmo… (or: Static Layouts Suck)

October 29, 2009

I am currently installing Kubuntu 9.10 to have a look at the localisation issue which was one of Kubuntu’s curses over the last handfull of years. While I am pretty impressed by how polished everythink looks and feels during the installation process, one dialog drew my attention to some minor and less minor issues.
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If the author of a dialog designs it so that a certain amount of text fits in certain places, it is going to break in different languages.
The 1st issue is not so bad here; the word is still readable. The 2nd and 3rd issue though make the selections unusable. Or would you select the following option?

My password is used for login and to decrypt my persona…

Well, things improved a lot already and they will maturate further. And by the way, congratulations for getting the release out to the wilderness. :)
It is time to get more KDE 4.3+ distros out so that people finally stop complaining about KDE 4.1. :D

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. pano permalink
    October 29, 2009 6:39 pm

    Are the translations finally working as they should in Kubuntu?

    :-)

  2. October 29, 2009 7:19 pm

    I didn’t come that far. Somehow the installation ends up in a blank screen.

  3. daniel permalink
    October 29, 2009 8:04 pm

    And furthermore is the Installation-Gui (especially that screen shown above) very slow. The textfileds really lag behind the keypresses … i dont see, why this should be.

  4. Beat Wolf permalink
    October 29, 2009 8:41 pm

    yeah saw that to. i have no idea what that last option can do…

  5. ScottK permalink
    October 30, 2009 3:44 am

    The text doesn’t fit on that screen very well in English either. It’s not quite the same issue, but we still need some work there.

  6. d2kx permalink
    October 30, 2009 3:49 pm

    Yeah the installer in Kubuntu 9.10 really laggs… didn’t have that some weeks ago.

  7. Aiua permalink
    October 30, 2009 5:23 pm

    Same issue in French, impossible to know the difference between option 1 and option 3, I chose one at random :D

  8. December 10, 2009 5:32 pm

    It looks like you are a real expert. Did ya study about the issue? lol

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