Bug report #5780

Most labels in menus are in Title Case

Added by Alister Hood almost 12 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15274


The Human Interface Guidelines include this:

2.Capitalise first letter only in labels:
Labels (and group box labels) should be written as a phrase with leading
capital letter, and all remaing words written with lower case first letters

I presume this rule is supposed to apply to labels in menus as well as everywhere else. But the majority of labels in menus (including context menus) in QGIS are in Title Case (at least when using English).

I guess if someone had the resources they could do a complete review of the UI vs the HIG. There are other obvious problems, such as sporadic implementation of this:
13.If clicking a button will spawn a new dialog, an ellipsis (...) should be
suffixed to the button text.


#3 Updated by Alister Hood almost 12 years ago

If it is just the HIG that needs to be fixed, then even better. Although some plugins like ftools mostly follow the HIG.

#4 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 11 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.0.0

#5 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 10 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Lower Priority

#6 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Hello, bug triage...

where can I find the QGIS Developper Manual (or a reference document on HIG) to see if we can close this bug ?

#8 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

#9 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Regression? set to No
  • Easy fix? set to No

#10 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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