Re: [gnome-cy] Accelerators, HTML

On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 04:25:56PM +0000 or thereabouts, Dafydd Tomos wrote:
> > The whole distinction between "program" and "application" seems fairly
> > arbitrary to me, and I think there's a case to be made for discarding
> > "application" entirely, just as "folder" seems to be another word for
> > "directory".
> I think directory/cyfeiriadur should always be used for a physical
> directory on the filesystem. I know that 'folders' in other places
> like on the desktop are almost always physical directories too, but
> the idea of folders will be more familiar to end users in this
> context. They don't think necessarily of desktop/menu folders as
> directories on disk.

For the record, there has been a gradual move away from using the
term "directory" in Gnome's UI at all, in favour of "folder".

This is actually a decision I loathe (I like a good metaphor, but
the desktop metaphor isn't one: there have been interesting speculations
about how you might localise the whole thing for a culture where
office work is not a common experience) but the reasoning
behind it is in

and it's pretty much a done deal. 

This, of course, applies only to the 'desktop' and the "this icon
is an icon for.." sort of thing. I'm not sure what some of the tools
which tell you about the state of your machine will use. Since it's
a technical thing rather than a represenation of your 'desk', it's
not quite the same.


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