[Fwd: Re: Gnome Icons, Gnome/KDE Menus need improvement]
rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Jun 14 15:23:02 UTC 2004
Bryan Clark wrote:
> I made a bug over the weekend to remind myself to fix the HIG on this.
> 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
> 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
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