0.7.65: No string limits on library shelves

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0.7.65: No string limits on library shelves

Post by BansheeXYZ » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:47 pm

Bookshelves in libraries and mage's guilds can have rather long book names that exceed the graphical window width. Classic cut these strings off at a certain point, similar to how long spell names get cut off in the spellbook.
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Re: 0.7.65: No string limits on library shelves

Post by Hazelnut » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:30 pm

Thanks for the report.

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Re: 0.7.65: No string limits on library shelves

Post by Hazelnut » Sat May 11, 2019 4:52 pm

I've taken a look at this and I think I left these strings untruncated so that books with similar titles with a 'Part n' suffix could be distinguished, even if it looks awful.. I preferred functionality over aesthetics.

I'll happily add string truncation if that's the community consensus, otherwise I'll leave it as is I think..

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Re: 0.7.65: No string limits on library shelves

Post by BansheeXYZ » Sun May 12, 2019 7:06 am

Makes sense, thanks. Maybe someday we will see more support for an alternative UI beyond just the save/load screen. The laundry list of problems is just neverending.

PS: There is some kind of formatting bug going on with the series of books "Fools' Ebony". They all end in "Part the Threeth" "Part the Fiveth" and the contents are messed up too with line breaks and overflows all over the place.

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Re: 0.7.65: No string limits on library shelves

Post by Al-Khwarizmi » Sun May 12, 2019 9:18 am

Those book titles could use a custom truncation, "Vampires of the Il(...), Chapter II" or something like that.

Edit: In fact, from a quick look to all book titles in Daggerfall (https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:Books) I think a simple algorithm splitting the strings by appearances of comma, and truncating them separately, should do the trick. All the books with chapters or parts in the title have them separated with a comma. There are also commas in titles for different purposes but I think such an approach would still give quite natural results.

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