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Offline bayo

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Message list proposal
« on: February 16, 2009, 09:08:41 am »
Hello.

We have problem with the message list of the geoscape. I think the main problem is we can't(we dont) know the real number of line use into the list (if we do it, the message list is too slow).

Here a little proposal to streach big lines. Instead of using more than one line for a log we scale the text width. Number of messages = number of lines. While a message is no more than 1 line and a half (without streaching) i think the message list will be readable. Any body know if we can have bigger message (2 or 3 lines)?

Another question; How many messages can we have on the message list? Is there a limit?

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Re: Message list proposal
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 10:53:17 am »
At first try to use chinese, or other complex scripts.
I don`t want to have this, it looks ugly.

And yes, there can be long messages in russian localisation.

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Re: Message list proposal
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 01:11:11 pm »
what do you mean about complex? chinese need less characters per word.

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Re: Message list proposal
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 01:29:56 pm »
Depends on the word.

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Re: Message list proposal
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 02:16:21 pm »
Complex means "more lines and details per symbol".
Yes, chinese is more condenced than english. But for example ciryllic letters are about 1.5 times wider than english.

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Re: Message list proposal
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 03:54:57 pm »
chinese message list i check never use more than one line. Then it is never stretched.