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Lack of Interest Change comma to a hyphen

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Luxus, May 29, 2013.

  1. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Basically, what I suggest is this:

    Old:
    comma.png

    New:
    comma2.png

    So why on earth do I want this silly suggestion you ask? Well, the answer is simple, to make up for grammar rules of non-english languages, in my case, the german language. You see, the phrase "X minutes ago" is used elsewhere in XenForo where the first letter must be upper-case. "5 minutes ago" is "Vor 5 Minuten" in german. But according to the grammar rules, you can't start an upper-case letter after a comma. So the solution to this is to use a hyphen to separate content because upper-case letters after a hyphen is allowed.

    Currently, with my language pack this looks this:

    comma3.png

    German people would shake their heads in agony if they see this. Sadly the comma is hardcoded, so I can't simly change it in a phrase.

    In the postbit the name of a user is currently seperated with a comma as well, so I would appreciate it if you address the postbit, too.

    There are two possible solutions to this:

    1) Update the templates in the next XenForo release (replace the mentioned comma with a "space+Hyphen"

    2) Make phrases for commas

    I hope you consider this suggestion, that's all :)
     
    soloarquitectura likes this.

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