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Suboptimal German translation of icon texts

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All Affinity programs use descriptive icon texts for the tool bar that at one point are misleading. See the attached screenshot:

  • For the (z-)reordering of layers, the word Anordnen is used (1). That's good.
  • For aligning objects, the word Ausrichten is used (2). That's fine.
  • (3) also aligns objects, but unfortunately is translated as Anordnen, which means something else. To prevent misunderstandings, (3) should also be called Ausrichten.
  • [nitpicking warning] (4) shows up as Zentriert, which is perfectly understandable and clear, but doesn't have the same wording as the other two horizontal alignment texts next to it. For textual consistency, I would prefer the text Zentriert ausrichten or, if a shorter text is desired, Zentrieren.

Andreas Weidner

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On 10/12/2019 at 11:48 AM, anweid said:

All Affinity programs use descriptive icon texts for the tool bar that at one point are misleading. See the attached screenshot ...

There is also a discrepancy between the toolbar and the menu:
- There is a "Arrange" button in the toolbar:
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- In the Layers menu, however, this command group is called "Align":
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- One consequence of this disorder is that two groups of symbols have the same name:
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This is what I meant with (3) above: This button should better be called Ausrichten to be consistent. I realised this problem exactly because suddenly, two groups with the same text appeared in the toolbar...

Andreas Weidner

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