From: Alan Humpherys <alangh@us...> - 2003-03-17 17:46:50
While thinking about toolbars and such, I have been thinking about our
current UI for enabling auto-translation and had an idea for collapsing
this down to a single toolbar button.
I was thinking that the single "Translation" toolbar button would bring
up a menu which had 3 items:
Disable Auto-Translation (which uses a checkmark to indicate status)
Buddy's Language ->
My Language ->
Then the Buddy's Language item would bring up a submenu which would
contain the list of available languages, and the My Language would
contain the same list. These submenus would also have a checkmark to
indicate the current selection.
Also, I was thinking that it made sense to have the default values for
these languages be the following:
My Language = the language of the current translation being used. So
those people using a Spanish localization of fire would have Spanish
chosen as their default language.
Buddy's Language would be saved in the Buddy Item. By default it would
be the same as my language, but when changed in the auto-translation
submenu, it would be change in the BuddyItem object. (and remembered
after that point)
That way, when a new chat window with a buddy was started, the
auto-translation settings and languages would have a better chance of
being ready right from the start. So that the very first message
sent/received would be translated the same as the last chat window with
Unless there are strong objections, I would like to make this change.