<URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=8737 >

I use freeciv with german locale. The problem described here can make 
the unit info panel resize itself by > 3 cm. On my 650 MHz Athlon this 
takes 3 - 5 _seconds_ .

The problem not only shows when switching between units but also when 
moving _one_ unit using the keyboard.

Consider moving a unit from a plains tile with a road on it to an 
irrigated (plains) tile with railroad and a fortification:
In german this is (move from tile with):
Ebene
Straße

(to tile with)

(Ebene)
Eisenbahn/Bewässerung/Befestigung

I have made this little patch (as appended) against freeciv svn trunk 
to help myself.

It works in most cases by setting a minimum and a default character 
count per line for unit_info_label and allowing line wraps.

Misfortunately the latter introduces vertical resizes again. I haven't 
had the time to look for a solution of that problem.

Or maybe you know such a solution...

greetings,
  Andreas
Index: client/gui-gtk-2.0/gui_main.c
===================================================================
--- client/gui-gtk-2.0/gui_main.c	(revision 14138)
+++ client/gui-gtk-2.0/gui_main.c	(working copy)
@@ -1147,6 +1147,9 @@
   gtk_box_pack_start(GTK_BOX(avbox), unit_info_frame, FALSE, FALSE, 0);
     
   unit_info_label = gtk_label_new("\n\n\n");
+  gtk_label_set_max_width_chars(GTK_LABEL(unit_info_label),25);
+  gtk_label_set_width_chars(GTK_LABEL(unit_info_label),25);
+  gtk_label_set_line_wrap(GTK_LABEL(unit_info_label),TRUE);
   gtk_container_add(GTK_CONTAINER(unit_info_frame), unit_info_label);
 
   box = gtk_hbox_new(FALSE,0);
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