internationalized icons [was Re: stock icons to add]
- From: Pavel Machek <pavel ucw cz>
- To: Jody Goldberg <jgoldberg home com>, Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org, gnome-libs-devel gnome org
- Subject: internationalized icons [was Re: stock icons to add]
- Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 20:29:37 +0200
> > stock_colorselector.png
> The standard MS Office icons for
> - Font colour selector
> - Background colour selector
> are also generally applicable because people are familiar with them.
> Gnumeric also has a few useful icons for
> - print preview
> - sort ascending/descending
> > Maybe these, lots of apps handle text editing of some kind:
> > stock_text_bold.png
> > stock_text_italic.png
> > stock_text_strikeout.png
> > stock_text_underline.png
> The sort icons and several of the font info icons raise an
> interesting point. They are locale specific.
> 'B' for bold does not make much sense in several languages.
This starts to be evil.
I already see "Soubor" instead of "File" in localized
applications. Thats evil if you are used to Alt-F to get file menu to
open. Okay, I got used to that.
Having different icons for different locales is evil in similar way --
application has some kind of look. How application looks should not
depend on locale...
I'm pavel ucw cz "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
Panos Katsaloulis describing me w.r.t. patents at discuss linmodems org
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