[sword-devel] problems with BibleCS 1.5.11
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 2 04:12:09 MST 2008
On Jul 1, 2008, at 11:30 PM, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
>> (BAO is entirely JPEGs. I'll probably rename this
>> BibleAtlasOnline and put it in public soon.)
> That was my original intention, when I first offered the module. I
> no longer remember how or by whom it was changed to just "BAO".
I may have asked Karl to have it short. People can learn these as
mnemonics fairly easily.
I think the
should be short, like
Description=Be a descriptive name
Description=Bible Atlas Online
I don't see any point in  if it is nearly the same as Description.
My reason for this is that we use the "initials" for tabs, drop downs
and such, where these get truncated by the GUI Toolkits, such as Cocoa
on the Mac. Also, front-end programmers have made landscape decisions
based upon the current length of initials and descriptions.
Both MacSword and BibleDesktop would be troubled by having long names.
Both are bothered by it now.
BibleDesktop's parallel Bible feature was inspired by MacSword. BD has
an 8 character fixed width dropdown with buttons to add and remove
dropdowns. If the initials are more than 8, it replaces the last few
with "...". When you expose the list, it shows more and is truncated
at 11. Hovering, shows the description of what is under the mouse.
MacSword has parallel pickers that are 4 characters wide and truncates
the text. When the list is exposed, the entire width of the text is
shown. (It looks particularly silly when selecting a bunch of German
or French bibles to be shown side by side. All you see of the name is
the language and the first letter of the real name.)
In both cases, the number of characters is an approximation as the
font is proportional.
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