On Wed, 2002-12-18 at 16:18, Sven Neumann wrote:
>   http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89275
> suggests to replace the term "Alpha" in the GIMP user interface by the
> terms Transparency and/or Translucency. This could need some
> discussion here, that's why I'd like to point the fellowship of
> gimp-developer to this report. Please keep the discussion on the list.

I agree with Alan and RaphaŽl (see the bug report) when it comes to the
"What/How" statement. I can see how the term "alpha" may be unclear to
new users, but I think it would be a pity to replace it all together, as
this might cause users who are accustomed with the term to be confused.

Changing the sub-menu to read "Transparency" instead of "Alpha" but
keeping the "Add Alpha Channel" item will also give new users a way to
connect the meaning of "alpha" with "transparency".

> Once we've settled on a strategy for this, we might need a volunteer
> to go through the source and do the changes. Sounds like a good
> opportunity to browse the GIMP source and contribute, don't you think?

Will this include changing the code or only changing the strings?
Changing the code use "transparency" instead of "alpha" will cause
changes in the API, or am I wrong here?

Henrik Brix Andersen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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