Change "Transpose by key" to "Transpose to key"

• Jan 15, 2020 - 11:56
Reported version
3.3
Type
Wording/Translation
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
PR created
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

Currently the transpose menu offers "Transpose Chromatically" with sub-options "By Key" and "By Interval". Transposing by key seems non-standard terminology and does not reflect what actually happens, which is that notes are moved to their equivalent pitch in the target key. The important word in that description is "to". It would be better if the sub-option was relabelled as "To Key"

It would also be useful to users if it was clarified either within the label or within a tool-tip that the target key is specified at concert pitch (rather than the written pitch for a transposing instrument).


Comments

Should that string get changed from "By Key" to "To Key" or to "To Key Signature"? Or is "To Key" sufficient together with a tool tip of e.g. "Transpose to key signature (specified at concert pitch)"

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

"To Key" is better as the key signature is not affected unless the "transpose key signatures" box is ticked. "To Key Signature" may cause confusion with that setting.

My preference for a tool tip would be "Transpose to key (concert pitch)", but I wouldn't be too disappointed if it was "Transpose to key (specified at concert pitch)". I think the former gets the idea across and is slightly shorter, but the latter is perhaps more rigorous at the expense of verbosity.