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Re: [pgadmin-support] Automatic language selection

From: Reshat Sabiq <sabiq(at)purdue(dot)edu>
To: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [pgadmin-support] Automatic language selection
Date: 2004-03-27 18:57:57
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Also, it could ask for a language selection, providing system locale as 
default, and automatically choosing the default if no action is taken 
within 10 seconds. I think this is the best approach (how arrogant of me 

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Andreas Pflug wrote:

> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> Andreas Pflug wrote:
>> To me this is not so much a question of functionality, it's a 
>> question of user interface design: don't bother the user with 
>> unnecessary questions.  The application works perfectly well with the 
>> default (system locale) language, and the vast majority of users 
>> probably never want to change it.  It's okay to have a menu entry to 
>> change the language (although personally I find it unnecessary), but 
>> you don't need to ask on startup.  Imagine if every GUI application 
>> you started asked for the language the first time.  You would never 
>> get any work done.  It's also not helped by the fact that normally 
>> Afrikaans is the default choice and you need to scroll around to find 
>> other popular languages.  I've seen people look at the pgAdmin 
>> language selection dialog and most were puzzled or annoyed ("Where is 
>> my language?", "Why does it have to ask this?", "Why can't pgAdmin 
>> work like the other apps?").
> User's annoyance is a strong argument. How do the others think about 
> that?
> The initial message box is meant as something like installation 
> postprocessing.
> For sure, the option to change language is very necessary. Many people 
> have different language installations from their native language. 
> Think of German sysadmins who like to install English OS versions 
> (e.g. me, esp. Windows, chance for support is much better), but might 
> like to use a localized tool.
> Regards,
> Andreas
> Regards,
> Andreas
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