[sword-devel] Proposition concerning module names

Nic Carter niccarter at mac.com
Wed Dec 2 05:11:39 MST 2009

I agree with what Mark said.

I think that the end user should come first, and that us as developers should come second.  Sure, it makes it harder for us to keep an eye on all the modules, but we also have very easy access to the mods.d folder (in svn or our own install of SWORD).  Or, as developers, we could build in hidden prefs to display module names in English.  May as well take advantage of the fact that we're the ones who hack the code...  ;)
But usability for the end user is what I'm taking into account.  They should be the priority.  The user in China who gets a copy of <insert font-end here> with it completely localised in chinese, but struggles to actually install a Bible translation because the only bit that is in English is the module names?  Seeing "New Chinese Version Traditional" or "ChiNCVt" isn't gonna be any help to that user...
Unless we're assuming all our users read some English?  Or all our users are fluent in English and simply want other languages for study purposes?  TBH, I have no idea what the "average" user looks like for the SWORD project...  :(

anyway, enough from me  :)

thanks for the replies so far!  :)   ybic
	nic...  :)

On 02/12/2009, at 10:56 PM, Ben Morgan wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:38 PM, Mark Trompell <mark at foresightlinux.org> wrote:
> I wonder if it wouldn't make sense to always display the name of the
> bible/book in the language it is written in.
> You wouldn't read a chinese bible if you can't read it anyway.
> We've been over this before  both for module names and the display of module languages and the consensus is that there is no consensus. Some people like to see the English name, others would rather see the native name. Personally, I would want to see (or have the option to see) the English name. Having an English handle on all the modules is good for developers, as well......
> God Bless,
> Ben
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