Adium

Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#2623 closed defect (fixed)

Error message assumes sex of user.

Reported by: faisal@faisal.com Owned by: evands
Milestone: Adium X 1.0 Component: OTR
Version: 0.87 Severity: minor
Keywords: Cc:
Patch Status:

Description

I'm talking to a friend of mine and she accidentally quits her client just as I send a message.

AdiumX says:

"[user] has already closed his private connection to you

Your message was not sent. Either close your private connection to him, or refresh it."

Note the dramatic tension between "she", "his" and "to him". Does AdiumX know something the rest of us don't?

I'd suggest:

"[user] has already closed the private connection to you.

Your message was not sent. Either close your private connection to [user], or referesh it."

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by evands

  • Owner changed from nobody to evands
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Agreed. That message is coming straight from the OTR library right now -- for 1.0 it will be localized; in the process I'll make sure to fix the gender assumption.

As a side note, technically his is allowable as gender neutral, but there's a lot of disagreement between grammar sources on the subject so I generally try to avoid it entirely, myself, too.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by evands

  • Milestone set to Adium X 1.0

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by evands

Changing it to:
"[user]'s private connection to you is closed.

Your messsage was not sent. You should end the encrypted chat on your side or re-request encryption."

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by evands

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [14798]) Fixed localizability as well as gender neutrality of the OTR error message when attempting to message in a chat in which the other side has already ended encryption. Fixes #2623

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