need an idea for kxkb (multiple variants UI)

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at
Wed Mar 1 14:39:57 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 01 March 2006 15:33, Andriy Rysin wrote:
> Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> > On Wednesday 01 March 2006 07:19, Andriy Rysin wrote:
> >> ok, so I checked two options: putting number and extending width of kxkb
> >> tray. Neither work great.
> >> In case if layout has 3 letters there's no place for anything else
> >> horizontally and I agree that vertically it's not gonna be visible.
> >> Extending tray width did not work stable for me.
> >> So the only solution I would consider "proper" is to add "Display name:"
> >> field which will provide default "best guess" up-to-3-letters display
> >> name but will allow user to change it to something he/she likes more
> >> (again up to 3 letters as more won't fit into tray). The user still be
> >> able to see full name of layout and variant in menu.
> >>
> >> The only problem with that is introduction of another string to be
> >> i18n'ned while we're already in message freeze.
> >>
> >> I will try to complete the code tomorrow and will post a snapshot along
> >> with request for approval for new string in kde-i18n-doc.
> >
> > It is a rather bad time, as in only 2 weeks there is KDE 3.5.2 *and*
> > KOffice 1.5 RC1.
> I understand that, the question is whether we want leave users who use
> multiple variants (and those will be more with latest Xorg's as similar
> layouts are getting merged and represented as variants) without UI
> indication?

Well, if it remains untranslated in many languages, I am not sure if it is 
useful either.

> Andriy
Have a nice day!

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