Localization of function names?

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Stamimail
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Localization of function names?

Post by Stamimail » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:43 pm

Like
Size: Orientation: etc.
Is it planned?
I can tell that in my WIndows Explorer I can make a function name in my language, but not in English.
I don't like it you can't use both languages.
There's a lot of metadata functions, and sometimes you remember the function name in the one language, and sometimes you remember the function name in the other language.

What's better IMHO:
Both > OnlyEnglish > OnlyLocal

NotNull
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Re: Localization of function names?

Post by NotNull » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:15 pm

That reminds me of Excel, when that started to localize it's fucntions. I still can get confused by that...

Stamimail
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Re: Localization of function names?

Post by Stamimail » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:25 pm

NotNull wrote:That reminds me of Excel, when that started to localize it's fucntions. I still can get confused by that...
When was it? In my excel 2003 all functions are in English.

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Re: Localization of function names?

Post by NotNull » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:38 am

Stamimail wrote:
NotNull wrote:That reminds me of Excel, when that started to localize it's fucntions. I still can get confused by that...
When was it? In my excel 2003 all functions are in English.
Lucky you! 2003 was also localized in Dutch.

EDIT: Found this: https://en.excel-translator.de/countif/
Mostly European languages; no Hebrew.
Now I'm curious how a Chinese Excel implements this ...

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Re: Localization of function names?

Post by void » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:39 am

Having additional localized function names along side the English names would be a good idea.
I'll consider it for the next release.

Thanks for the suggestion.

maninweb
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Re: Localization of function names?

Post by maninweb » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:28 am

Hi there,

thanks @NotNull referring to my Excel-Translator Website :-)

A small note: the functions are not localized for all languages. For Excel in Hebrew or Chinese, for example, the UI is localized but functions are not localized and in English. For some languages, the functions are only partially localized and for other languages, such as Dutch, German or French, all functions have been localized.

Best Regards

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Re: Localization of function names?

Post by NotNull » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:13 pm

Thanks for taking the effort to explain this. Appreciated!
And thanks for a very informative website (ein Musterbeispiel deutscher Gründlichkeit :-))

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