Misleading translation error in German: Clear templates/Vorlage löschen

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Misleading translation error in German: Clear templates/Vorlage löschen

Post by jotess »

Hello,
in the German version of XnViewMP on Windows v. 1.4.5 in the dialogue for Batch rename the button "Clear templates" is translated with "Vorlage löschen". This is singular, it must be plural "Vorlagen löschen".
This is particularly misleading, because (in my opinion) a button to clear the particular template that is currently displayed in the text box would make more sense than a button to clear all the templates. Or in other words: It would be a feature request to make it possible to delete single templates in the list. I think it is much mor likely that you want to get rid of one template, e.g. with a typo, than all templates.
(The confirmation Question before actually deleting all templates is correct in the German version and if you actually read it properly, you are warned that the button does more damage than it implies. But you have to switch the UI to English to test which version is correct.)

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Re: Misleading translation error in German: Clear templates/Vorlage löschen

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jotess wrote: Sun May 14, 2023 5:44 pm in the German version of XnViewMP on Windows v. 1.4.5 in the dialogue for Batch rename the button "Clear templates" is translated with "Vorlage löschen". This is singular, it must be plural "Vorlagen löschen".
Ok thanks
This is particularly misleading, because (in my opinion) a button to clear the particular template that is currently displayed in the text box would make more sense than a button to clear all the templates. Or in other words: It would be a feature request to make it possible to delete single templates in the list. I think it is much mor likely that you want to get rid of one template, e.g. with a typo, than all templates.
(The confirmation Question before actually deleting all templates is correct in the German version and if you actually read it properly, you are warned that the button does more damage than it implies. But you have to switch the UI to English to test which version is correct.)
Any thoughts from other users?
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Re: Misleading translation error in German: Clear templates/Vorlage löschen

Post by user0 »

I have never used 'Batch rename' tbh, but it looks like its better to change 'Clear templates' button to delete current template only.

also I find it relatively confusing to create/edit/save name_templates
maybe its better to:
- do not memorize name_templates in the field, but
- add global Preset settings (eg like in Batch convert), so user can save or not save all settings (including name_template) if its required
separate post regarding this suggestion: Batch rename - rework UI