Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:28 am Post
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:58 pm Post
jje wrote:There’s a Sci-Fi GUI language?? Make it so!
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:56 pm Post
tiho_d wrote:Most likely you have switched to the SciFi GUI language translation, without realizing it.
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:54 pm Post
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:25 pm Post
cStuartHardwick wrote:tiho_d wrote:Most likely you have switched to the SciFi GUI language translation, without realizing it.
Okay...I guess that makes sense...this happened after an attempt to run the "technology update" clocked for a couple of hours when we were having slow internet service, so I can well imaging that happened as part of the aborted upgrade.
The question is--and I ask this as a lifelong scifi fan and 30 year professional software developer--why the hell is that a thing that exists? Localization is important. Letting users make silly, pointless GUI changes that render the interface unusable is just dumb....which is what I said that time I had a client take a "Windows Class" and set their GUI to display white text on a while background.
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:47 pm Post
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:29 pm Post
kewms wrote:Using a "fake" language also makes it possible to test the localization mechanisms before the "real" translations are done. Using a clearly fake language prevents confusion: you might not know if you're in the "test" or "actual" French interface, but Scifi is obvious.
Plus it's fun.
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