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Splash screen too small for verbose languages #1064

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cardpuncher opened this Issue · 13 comments

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@cardpuncher

The splash screen is too small for verbose languages like French. Maybe increasing its size or width would make sense (for an example see the screenshot, the complete string is in fact "Chargement de l'index des blocs" and this problem occurs with other strings. Bitcoin 0.6.0 on Ubuntu 10.04).

splash screen which needs to be bigger

@laanwj
Owner

Yes, that happens in Dutch as well.

Problem is, I can't find the original (layered) image anymore. As we'd like to get rid of the splash screen eventually anyway (see #1028) designing a new one is too much bother.

@sipa
Owner

I believe Samuel (on IRC) has been working on a new splash screen, as part of his GUI makeover attempts with tcatm.

@cardpuncher

As a last recourse, I'd propose the following image:

Resized splash image

I tested several languages, with the default font size they all seem to fit nicely with this 250*194 image (aspect preserved).

I believe Samuel (on IRC) has been working on a new splash screen, as part of his GUI makeover attempts with tcatm.

I was sure tcatm was some sort of... script used by the team to retrieve translations and that it was a shorthand for Transifex CATalogue Manager. Uh-oh...

@Diapolo

@cardpuncher Is your graphics a simple resize of the current one?

@Diapolo

I was playing around with the splash screen graphics:
new splash screen graphic V1
new splash screen graphic V2
new splash screen graphic V3

Based on:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oxygen480-status-wallet-closed.svg and https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/File:Bitcoin.png

Created by me with PhotoFiltre.

@cardpuncher
@Diapolo Diapolo referenced this issue from a commit in Diapolo/bitcoin
@Diapolo Diapolo new splash screen image (fix for #1064) 806b030
@TheBlueMatt

I have to say I prefer the simple resize and wrap lines that don't fit instead of the new proposed one.

@Diapolo

I still like the sharper version, but I'm completely fine with a resize of the current one. A line-wrap seems to be not possible for the QSplashScreen messages.

@TheBlueMatt

If you could line wrap, you dont need to scale it as much, so it wouldn't be as bad.
http://lists.trolltech.com/qt-interest/2008-09/msg00453.html seems to indicate you can put html in there with style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "

@laanwj
Owner

I like the sharper one but it's too bling-y too my taste. Would make it look like a casino client. I don't use any gold on purpose in my graphics, for example also why I went with the more abstract orange coin instead of Satoshi's gold coin.

Line-wrapping sounds like a good intermediate idea until we get rid of the thing.

@Diapolo

@laanwj I never got line-wrapping to work in the splash-screen + I would like to keep that screen (after some thoughts about it, I think it's a nice thing - which could just be improved). Perhaps we could add an abort button somehwere, like Office 2010 does in it's splash-screen?

@laanwj
Owner
@Diapolo

@laanwj Can be closed, as our new splashscreen is bigger :).

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