[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32826: "Custom Link" text in languages other than English

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#32826: "Custom Link" text in languages other than English
 Reporter:  afercia       |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  4.3
Component:  Customize     |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch   |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by samuelsidler):

 Replying to [comment:4 celloexpressions]:
 > Let's use "Link" for the custom menu item type label and restore "Link"
 as the section heading, and then we could also make css adjustments if
 they're still needed. We can't afford to be excessively verbose,
 especially when translations can be even longer, when there is zero
 evidence that adding the word "custom" improves usability (other than
 specifically telling someone to add a custom item).

 No, as I said #32732, we need to user test which term is better. We've
 been using "Custom Link" for years. Before we make a change, we need to
 ensure that the change is actually an improvement. To use your language:
 there is zero evidence that "Link" has better usability than "Custom
 Link." Why change it now? Test it and see which is better. Provide data.

 Whichever wins from a usability perspective is the one we should be using,
 regardless of the issue in this ticket. If we end up using "Custom Link,"
 we'll need to figure out another solution for this ticket.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32826#comment:6>
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