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#900 Allow configurable diff-style colours in fuzzy matching

3.1
closed-fixed
Briac Pilpré
None
5
2014-12-04
2013-10-11
Masao Kasuya
No

Although the "diff-style" fuzzy matching is very helpful, strike-through lines shown in black are sometimes invisible when they overlap characters. Showing strike-through lines in red would improve their visibility. If there is any technical difficulty in showing strike-through lines and characters in different colors, showing both in red, rather than black, would be better for improved distinction.

Discussion

  • Roman Mironov
    Roman Mironov
    2013-10-12

    I agree, red and green were the colors used by Aaron when he created this function.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OmegaT/conversations/topics/27002

    Here is what Jean-Christophe Helary replied about this:
    > Hi guys,
    >
    > Based on this thread, I expected that diff will highlight deletions and insertions with red and green respectively, but I get black and blue instead. Is this normal?

    Yes it is.

    We considered that the red/green pattern was not consistent with the black/blue/green pattern that was used in matches so we adapted the colors to something that would not confuse users at first.

     
  • Masao Kasuya
    Masao Kasuya
    2013-10-12

    Thanks for the support and historic background, Roman. Kanji characters often have horizontal lines making strike-through lines hard to recognize. So it's not just a matter of color preference, IMHO.

     
  • Didier Briel
    Didier Briel
    2013-10-13

    • summary: Show strike-through lines in red in diff-style fuzzy matching --> Allow configurable diff-style colours in fuzzy matching
    • Group: 3.0 --> future
     
  • Didier Briel
    Didier Briel
    2013-10-13

    For the reasons listed above, the traditional diff colours are not user-friendly for people using both the standard display and the diff one.

    To be able to satisfy everyone, it would be better to be able to configure the diff colours.

    I have changed the title accordingly.

    Didier

     
  • Didier Briel
    Didier Briel
    2014-11-27

    This is implemented in SVN (/trunk).

    Didier

     
  • Didier Briel
    Didier Briel
    2014-11-27

    • status: open --> open-fixed
    • assigned_to: Briac Pilpré
    • Group: future --> 3.1
     
  • Didier Briel
    Didier Briel
    2014-12-04

    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed
     
  • Didier Briel
    Didier Briel
    2014-12-04

    Implemented in the released version 3.1.8 of OmegaT.

    Didier