Bug 4126 - some translations do not fit in the wyse configuration ui
: some translations do not fit in the wyse configuration ui
: ThinLinc
Client platforms
: 3.2.0
: PC Linux
: P2 Normal
: 4.1.0
Assigned To:
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Reported: 2011-12-23 14:55 by
Modified: 2013-05-23 13:59 (History)
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Description From cendio 2011-12-23 14:55:45
Summary says it all.
------- Comment #1 From cendio 2013-04-30 08:15:14 -------
This is a problem for the spanish, portugese, russian and turkish translations
where the "client arguments:" string is too long to display before the input
field. The french and dutch translations shows all characters of the label, but
the left margin is probably a bit lower than what it should be.

The string translates as follow, sorted by string length.

sv: "Argument:"
de: "Client-Parameter"
en: "Client arguments:"
nl: "Client argumenten"
fr: "Arguments client :"
ru: "Аргументы клиента:"
tr: "İstemci argümanları:"
pt: "Argumentos do cliente:"
es: "Argumentos del cliente:"

I'm actually not sure what the best solution to this is. We could either:

 1) change the UI to make the labels wider/go above the input field
 2) tell the translators to produce shorter strings.
 3) shorten the string to translate.

I think I need some input before proceeding. Gah!
------- Comment #2 From cendio 2013-04-30 09:54:09 -------
Labels moved to separate lines in r27271.
------- Comment #3 From cendio 2013-05-23 13:59:19 -------
According to the Wyse admin manual:

Note that currently only English is supported.
Additional language packs can be downloaded as they become available
from Wyse at: www.wyse.com/download.

However, www.wyse.com/download gives a 404. Are you surprised? I'm not. I've
also checked the download center, but cannot even find our Z90 terminal in the

Thus, I think we can assume that only english is supported at this point, or
that it's at least very difficult to get additional languages. However, I was
able to test the GUI on my workstation by unpacking the RPM, loop back mounting
the squashfs, and then running:

/mnt/opt/thinlinc/bin/tlclient --mode wyseconfig

Looks good, and there's plenty of space around every string.