Re: Bugs & Probs with the panel.

Ulrich Drepper writes:
>Tom Tromey <> writes:
>> I have no idea if thumbs up/down icons fall into this category.
>> Maybe this is only a theoretical problem.  Anybody know for sure?
>It's a real problem and you might want consider to internationalize
>the icons.  I.e., use symbolic names.  I don't remember the details
>anymore but there is some quite interesting example which came up in
>the past where a completely innocently looking picture is insulting
>for somebody else.

In fact, thumbs-up is one of those.  In some countries, it's the
equivalent of the middle finger in most of the western world.  The
"OK" thumb and forefinger joined has a similar meaning (IIRC) in
other areas (Russia?), although it is displayed fingers down in
that case, I think.

There's an excellent book on the subject of taboo gestures that I
can look up if folks want me to.  It's at home somewhere, I think.


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