The HIG Hunting Season for KDE 4 continues. This week we focus is on the written word with a new checklist on text and fonts. Are you impatiently waiting for KDE 4? Would you like to help KDE make this release a full success? Then get involved! Read on for more details.
"If you find typing mitsakes, then you can keep them", many email signatures say. For a software release such as KDE, it is far more important to have correct and consistent spelling. And finding spelling or capitalization mistakes early is helpful for translators. Otherwise the translation will need to be submitted again whenever a typo is fixed.
Some people use KDE with two large screens, others with a single, small laptop screen. Some users do not mind reading extremely tiny text, while most partially sighted users need huge font sizes (up to 25 or 30 points) to see the screen content at all. All of these people are important to us. For this reason the font size in KDE configurable.
Your participation in the HIG Hunting Season helps ensure that all KDE applications respect these settings.
The procedure for reviewers is pretty simple:
- You pick an application which is included in KDE 4 Alpha, but not yet reviewed by another person. See this wiki page for reference.
- You open a checklist - today's focus is Configuration Dialogs - and go through the checklist items.
- For each infringement you find, post a bug. In the title, write "HIG" and the number of the checklist item which is not met (e.g. CL2/1.1).
- On the wiki page of the checklist, add a section for the application you reviewed and link all bug reports you have created.
And while you are at it, you could also have a look at last week's checklist. Many applications have not been checked yet. Happy Hunting!