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[i18n] German translation for "Top menu"

asked 2018-11-04 21:27:51 +0300

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Hi sailors,

with SFOS 3 we got a new feature called "top menu".

I have a hard time to translate this name into German. For now I settled with "Oberes Menü", which sounds a bit clunky in my taste. There are suggestions to call it "Top Menü", but it just does not feel right to me.

So here is a wiki post in order to suggest and vote for a good translation.

I don't really know how long this should be open for voting, because this is the first time I do this.

  • One week?
  • Two weeks?
  • One month?

It would be nice if we could get some "standard" done for things like this, so the community get's more involved as in just posting some suggestions on pootle.

If it works well, I would like to do it for other translations as well.

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This is a good idea!
It's a real pity that Pootle (at least Jolla's version) does not support discussions. In my personal opinion TJC is not very well suited for discussions and issue solving.
But still this is worth a try.

Allthough I tend to be a little elitist about language (bad habit of a linguist ;) ) and I think that many votes alone do not yet make for a good translation (resp. localisation). There might be many 'unqualified' suggestions making the poll a bit noisy and hindering discussion about good candidates.

rozgwi ( 2018-11-05 23:33:39 +0300 )edit

errm, what about simply "Menü"? From my logic, ambiance menu and quick settings menu have been unified in sfos3 so why not simply mirror that? Or do we have other or more important menues in need of differentiation i am not aware of atm?

mosen ( 2018-11-06 18:07:04 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-11-05 18:02:47 +0300

rozgwi gravatar image

updated 2018-11-05 23:56:20 +0300

How about Schnellzugriffe
which would be roughly equivalent to quick actions quick access.


  • 'Top Menu' actually is quite generic in terms of semantic UI components. And as I have noted elsewhere the English source sometimes itself can be a bit cumbersome. So in this case I'd not feel too obliged to keep close to the original wording.
  • essentially the new menu is about giving quick access to options and settings available elsewhere, so it's not necessary to give it a name by itself. I don't recall the translations of the old quick actions from Events View but that was something similar I think.

Alternatively there's Globales Menü.

Btw. what's the term on Android or iOS?

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On iOS the menu is called "Kontrollzentrum". I’ve added it to the list.

ejjoman ( 2018-11-05 21:32:40 +0300 )edit

I like Globales Menü

lambda ( 2018-11-16 15:14:59 +0300 )edit

singular? : Schnellzugriffmenü

reakolia ( 2019-12-01 23:35:58 +0300 )edit

Would need an s in there, like Schnellzugriffsmenü, right?

lambda ( 2019-12-02 00:16:09 +0300 )edit

@reakolia: hum. the 'menü' seems a bit redundant to me. it does not add much semantic information and the string gets longer.
also it's plural since it's not only one 'schnellzugriff' but multiple such as the ambiences, network, torchlight a.s.o.
I'm not currently using the German locale so I don't know what was decided in the end.

rozgwi ( 2019-12-08 22:22:42 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-11-05 21:30:11 +0300

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updated 2018-11-05 21:30:11 +0300

"Kontrollzentrum" is used on iOS for a similar menu.

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answered 2018-11-06 00:27:15 +0300

Dreej gravatar image

Why not just call it simply "Kontrollmenü"

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answered 2018-11-06 03:42:13 +0300

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updated 2018-11-06 03:46:18 +0300

I had some ideas for renaming the top menu but i thought too much about it, so now everything sounds wrong to me. But I want to share these suggestions anyway:

As most pulley menues [Schiebemenüs] are top menues themselves how about "Zugmenü" (to complete the confusion) or "Wischmenü".

As I got to the point that neither the position nore the gesture could propoer identify this menu I took a look at the behaviour and thought about "Rollmenü" as in [abrollen wie ein Rollo oder eine Schriftrolle]. Later I observed that the menu has three layers that enlarge one after other a bit like a telescope. So "Teleskopmenü" could also be a good metaphor.

But at the end I guess "Oberes Menü", altough sounding edgy, would be the most perfect fit.

Since this is a bad answer to vote for feel free to take one of these suggestions if you like and promote it in a seperate answer.

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answered 2018-11-06 06:56:53 +0300

EinPhänomenon gravatar image

I think in functionalities therefore I would it call "Kurzmenü", because your'e able to set something in a short way.

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answered 2018-11-06 16:53:45 +0300

Moo-Crumpus gravatar image


Das ist, was es ist: die Zentrale für schnelles, vermischtes und vermengtes.

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answered 2018-11-06 17:07:15 +0300

MrHundert gravatar image

Just for completion: "Obermenü"

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oder gleich Übermenü

michel ( 2018-11-11 19:04:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-11-06 17:10:42 +0300

MrHundert gravatar image

And another one. As the top menu is primarily used to display and alter different states of different aspects of your device AND it "comes down" from the status bar (at least if you invoke it from the home screen) i would suggest


as another possibility

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answered 2018-11-06 21:30:14 +0300

Marti Masa K gravatar image

"Top Menü" is probably the best translation and seems to be the favorite from all answers/comments.

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answered 2018-11-06 23:10:40 +0300

michel gravatar image


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Ralf ( 2018-11-10 22:13:25 +0300 )edit

oder "Zentralmenü"

Ralf ( 2018-11-10 22:18:03 +0300 )edit

Ich hatte eigentlich nach einem Namen gesucht, der die Bedeutung von 'top' indirekt überträgt ohne zu implizieren, dass es sich um die höchste Hierarchie-Ebene handelte wie es Begriffe wie "Obermenü", "Supermenü" oder "Zentralmenü" tun.

michel ( 2018-11-11 19:30:13 +0300 )edit
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