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Re: [Fwd: Re: Gnome Icons, Gnome/KDE Menus need improvement]



Bryan Clark wrote:
I made a bug over the weekend to remind myself to fix the HIG on this.

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=144284

The F.D.O spec seems to suggest that Name is purely the proper name of the application without the description of functionality included. We should align on this issue. My recommendation is to format the Name as "[Proper Name] [Description of Functionality]" and GenericName as "[Description of Functionality]". When two applications exist with the same "[Description of Functionality]" then the Name is used instead.

I'm glad someone (esp @redhat) has seen the light. I suggested doing *exactly* this on the fedora-devel list a few weeks ago, and it was dismissed.


I can see the possibility of expecting the "[Proper Name] [Description of Functionality]" format to be generated automatically via the way the F.D.O. spec is now, however the code isn't there to support this and I suspect issues (especially in regards to translation) will arise if we try to generate the names automatically.

In KDE, at least, the display/handling of [Name] [GenericName] is user-configurable.


-- Rex



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