Re: stock icons to add

Bill Haneman wrote:

> Icon localization is really important for a number of reasons.  There
> are not just language-specific icon issues (like the one raised above)
> but significant culture-specific ones.  You probably don't want your
> "pause" or "point" icons to mean "rude gesture" in one of your target
> locales ;-)

For anyone who's actively developing icons, "The Icon Book" by William
Horton contains a whole chapter on "Icons for International Products"
which points out many localization gotchas... well worth having a look. 

Also, "The Symbol Sourcebook" by Henry Dreyfuss contains more
information on the cultural connotations of colours than you'll ever
need to know!


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com    Desktop Engineering Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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