[evolution-patches] Re: (no subject)

well fwiw, 's' doesn't sound anything like 'thread'.

and 'select' has nothing to do with threads, as such.

e.g. paste is ctrl-v, hence the sound isn't always a very useful guide.

On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 15:04, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> I haven't read much of the HIG. It has many things that I don't agree
> with, as well as that it contradicts itself in many respects. Changing
> it to match the HIG is fine with me. I Chose "_h" because it matches
> the keybinding, and provides an associative connection with something
> other than a hard sound in the label in question. Choosing the mnemonic
> based on keyboard accelerators when they present seems to be more
> appropriate to me, as it provides an association that will be more
> obvious, as you will see the underlined 'h' as well as Ctrl-H in the
> menu, and also will help users to learn the keybindings rather than
> parading through the menus by mnemonics alone. Perhaps something that
> should be brought up for the new revision of the HIG or something?
> So, "_h" is just the first thing that came to my mind, as that
> association hit me first. Using "_S" is fine with me, if it makes you
> happy with complying with the current HIG.
> -- dobey
> On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 14:42, anna ximian com wrote:
> > Hi Dobey, Michael, Ettore and others:
> > 
> > I appreciate you working on this, Dobey-- but (and you knew there would
> > be a but, no?) using "_H" for the accelerator for "Select Thread" is
> > absolutely not in keeping with the HIG. I know that several of the other
> > accelerators in that menu are also not well-hig-ified, and that is
> > something we should fix. Might as well get this one right while we're
> > working on it, instead of needing to revisit it later.
> > 
> > (To check out for yourself what the HIG has to say on the matter, see:
> > http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/1.0/userinput.html#keyboard
> > ; scroll to the "Choosing Access Keys" section.)
> > 
> > (The 'h' in 'thread' is the middle letter in a consonant trigraph,
> > rendering it quasi-silent-- it has no actual sound of its own in that
> > context. Accelerator letters are supposed to be easy to remember by virtue
> > of the sounds they make in the label in question.)
> > 
> > Why not just change the accelerator for that label to "_S"?
> > That would be more HIG-able, and it isn't used elsewhere in the menu..
> > 
> > cheers,
> > Anna
> > 

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