"Thickness" and "Width" both used to express the same concept

• Oct 14, 2014 - 04:42
S4 - Minor

I think that only one term should be used everywhere. For example, when we select a hairpin, the Inspector displays "Line width". When we go to "Style > General... > Hairpins", we see "Line thickness".


Currently, the word "thickness" is used in these strings:

  • Staff line thickness:
  • Barline thickness:
  • End barline thickness:
  • Double barline thickness:
  • Ledger line thickness:
  • Stem thickness:
  • Line thickness:
  • Beam thickness:
  • Beam distance (in beam thickness units):
  • Line thickness at end:
  • Line thickness middle:

The word "width" is used in these ones:

  • Width
  • Width:
  • Minimum width of measure:
  • Fix measure width
  • System bracket width:
  • Brace width:
  • Minimum measure width:
  • Line width
  • Reset Line width value
  • Scale Width
  • Icon Width
  • frame line width
  • Border width:
  • Page Width

I'll have a look at it and probably add it to an open PR of mine

Mosdt of the above wordings seem correct though.
It is mainly the various "Line width" that should be "Line thickness"
Also "System bracket width:" and "Brace width:"

Note that there's also the following inconsistency:

In "Style > General... > Hairpins, Volta, Ottava > Hairpins", we have "Line break height", and in the Inspector, we have "Continue height".

In "Style > General... > Hairpins, Volta, Ottava > Ottava", the label "numbers only" should start with an uppercase letter.

Also, all values in the Inspector start with an uppercase, except for these few cases:

  • Add a slur or a tie. In the Inspector, the values of the property "Line type" ("Line style") should start with an uppercase.

  • Hairpins (values of the property "Type" in the Inspector).

  • Trill lines (values of the property "Type" in the Inspector).

  • Ottava lines (values of the property "Placement" in the Inspector).

  • Barlines (values of the property "Style" in the Inspector).

  • Notes (values of the property "Head group" in the Inspector).

Another one. Press "I" to add an instrument. You'll see in the drop-down list that all values have only one uppercase letter (the first letter), for example "Common instruments", except "Early Music" that has two uppercase letters.

Also, to the right, there are columns named "Visib." and "Link.". Is "Link." for "Linked"? If so, no need to shorten it. It makes a difference of only one letter. Same for "Visib.". If it's for "Visible", no need to shorten. Maybe it's for "Visibility".