UFO: Alien Invasion Issue Tracker
previous_open_issue.png
Go to the previous open issue
previous_issue.png
Go to the previous issue (open or closed)
star_faded.png
Please log in to bookmark issues
bug_report_small.png
Closed Bug report #5511 [UI] A soldier's stat qualifier uses the same string reference as a video setting
next_issue.png
Go to the next issue (open or closed)
next_open_issue.png
Go to the next open issue
icon_info.png This issue has been closed with status "Closed" and resolution "RESOLVED".
Description
The same character string "Excellent", that is referenced as #1811 in ufoai.po, is used both for: * a video resolution setting (just before "Extreme"), and * a highly skilled or gifted soldier (between "Highly Proficient" and "Outstanding"). Besides this could be seen as a programming "flaw", given that one item in a list is used to complement another list (the later having nothing in common with the former except it's the same word in English), it may have an impact on some localized versions. For instance, in French, the translators correctly made "Excellent" agree with "Resolution" which is a feminine, with a "Excellente" as a result. But this means that in the soldier's stat screen, the same "Excellente" word is used, whereas it should be only in case of a female soldier (though the choice was made for the other skill qualifiers to keep on the default masculine gender as is usual in French, thus "Excellent"). '''Suggestion:''' (in the English version) * keep #1811 "Excellent" where it belongs to: for video settings. * duplicate #1811 into a #AAAA "Excellent" to be used when a skill/attribut is in the 70s, complementing the following list of skill qualifiers: #2852 "Poor", ..., #2858 "Highly Proficient" (60s), #2859 "Outstanding (80s?), ..., #2861 "Superhuman" (100s?) We can go further... '''Another suggestion to be even more localization-friendly:''' As for the French version, the following would work but it's not a critical matter. If the UI engine has any mean to know a soldier's gender, then the stat screen could use this information, and all the skill qualifier list could be made gender dependent, i.e. it would use the poedit functionality for gender version of a same string. For instance, #2852 "Poor" would be replaced by #2852 [m]"Poor"/[f]"Poor", etc. (with the right poedit format)
Steps to reproduce this issue
In English: no impact. In French (and other languages?): - wait for a soldier to get 70-79 in an attribute or a skill. Take note of the qualifier (translation for "Excellent"). - go to Options > Video > Advanced and see that one of the resolution choice is the same "Excellent" word (same spelling). Now, depending on how the genders are handled in your language and how the translators worked, you may, or not, find that one of them is wrong.
Comments (3)
History
Issue basics
  • Type of issue
    Bug report
  • Category
    Not determined
  • Targetted for
    Not determined
  • Status
    Closed
  • Progress
  • Priority
    Not determined
User pain
  • Type of bug
    Not triaged
  • Likelihood
    Not triaged
  • Effect
    Not triaged
Affected by this issue (1)
People involved
Times and dates
  • Posted at
  • Last updated
  • Estimated time
    Not estimated
Issue details
  • Resolution
    RESOLVED
  • Reproducability
    Not determined
  • Severity
    Not determined
  • Complexity
    Not determined
  • Platform
    Not determined
  • Architecture
    Not determined
Attachments (2)
  • /bugs/files/show/448
    ufoaiBaseUI_Excellent01FR.jpg uploaded Sep 24, 2015 by unknown user
  • /bugs/files/show/449
    ufoaiBaseUI_Excellent02FR.jpg uploaded Sep 24, 2015 by unknown user
Duplicate issues (0)