Administration page messy in non-english language

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2/23/2013 11:54:42 AM
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/Mats Lillnor

Administration page messy in non-english language


This is a minor thing that has annoyed me a little, but it has always been like this.

On the /Admin/AdminMenu.aspx page is shown and another language (at least Swedish) is set up in the browser, the tiles with icons are cluttered all over the page and some of them shows with scroll bars in some of them and in some cases the description text goes outside of the tiles.

Probably because some of the Swedish words in the translation are much longer than the corresponding English phrases and they do not wrap when there is only one word instead of two, which is common in Swedish but not in English. For example:

English: Role Administration
Swedish: Rolladministration

English: Content Manager
Swedish: Innehållshanteraren

English: System Information
Swedish: Systeminformation

It is easily reproducable on the demo site. Just go to the Admin root page and using Internet Explorer select Tools->Internet Options and the button Language. Add Swedish and place it in the top of the list (don't know how to set lang in other browsers).

I understand that this might not be considered a bug and also that it is not a very important thing, but as said, it is a little annoying and looks bad and could perhaps be simple to fix (?).



2/23/2013 2:12:37 PM
Total Posts 18439

Re: Administration page messy in non-english language

Hi Mats,

A problem like that would have to be solved by CSS. It isn't something I plan to solve per language. The trick would be to make the boxes large enough to fit the text, it may require larger images as well.

We provide those icons for convenience but one could easily just remove this from style.config:

<file cssvpath="/Data/style/adminmenu/style.css" imagebasevpath="/Data/style/adminmenu/">none</file>

Then it will just be a simple list that should work fine with any text. Or you could add your own css and style it any way you like.

I do not consider CSS/style issues as bugs, so I have moved this thread to the design forum from the bugs forum where you posted it originally.



2/23/2013 5:47:48 PM
Total Posts 123
/Mats Lillnor

Re: Administration page messy in non-english language

Ok, thanks for your answer.

I agree that it is not a bug in the sense of programming error, but nevertheless, the admin icon feature is part of the skins included in the distribution and it does not look nice and it affects how people experience mojoPortal and judge the product.

Like I said, it is not a big issue. I myself has disabled the icons with the method you suggested, but I think it would be better if one didn't have to and it would be in your interest to have mojoPortal look better without a flaw that you probably didn't know about.

I just thought you would like to know since I guess you haven't tested it in other languages and it would be fixable by allowing too long texts to be wrapped or even truncated or larger boxes or lesser padding or so.



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