On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Benny Malengier
> 2009/4/28 Brad Rogers <brad@...>
>> On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:33:04 +1200
>> Duncan Lithgow <duncan.lithgow@...> wrote:
>> Hello Duncan,
>> > I don't have the degree circle on my keyboard (Danish), where does it
>> > tend to be?
>> On my (GB layout) keyboard, its "<AltGr><shift>0" (zero).
> I did a quick check in the code. Double apostrophe works too for minutes.
> Furthermore, for convenience, GRAMPS allows you to use the # symbol for
> degrees as well as . Obviously that does not print so nicely in output :-)
> So, you can use °, º or #
> and for minutes " or '' as well as some exotic utf codes.
> You can also input the value of degrees in colon notation like you know from
> watches: 40:20:1
Giving it some thought now, wouldn't some sort of pop up text be very
helpful from a usability perspective, to let the user know the various
ways of inputting info. So, if he's having troubles, a tiny bit of
text would pop out detailing all those methods of input/maybe
including examples (nothing fancy, just the sort of thing you get when
you hoover over a button). I mean, I assume this information is all in
the manual, but that's too "far" from the average user.
Thoughts? Of course, the same could be done for other fields users
might have trouble with (for example, it isn't obvious that 1999-10-00
can be used when the month is known, but not the precise date).