[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"


Although not paying sufficient homage to the brilliant Umberto Eco, it would seem that having good tool tips would matter for both the icons (which are often quite tiny) and for accessibility reasons. And the internationalization of the tool tips may be rather important.

It would also be good that the default arrangement of the icons not change, no matter what the symbols/images are.

- Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Pescetti [mailto:pescetti@openoffice.org]
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 12:21
To: discuss@documentfoundation.org
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"

On 28/12/2011 Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Danishka Navin wrote:
>> Why we still continue the "Floppy Disk" as the icon for "Save" button in
>> LibreOffice?
>
> When was the last time you saw a phone that look like
> http://iphonestudio.co.uk/images/uber_iphone_phone_logo.jpg
> Ironically that 70 years old design is still used on IPhone and others
> modern cell-phone to indicate: 'telephone'

Indeed. An icon is just a convention to convey a meaning and it should
not necessarily be a representation of reality. One doesn't usually look
for words in a document using a binocular or a magnifying glass, but
people can easily associate these icons to "Find".

For those who want to practice their Italian or stress-test machine
translation, here's a nice short and funny article from 1996 by the
famous writer Umberto Eco: "Icons everywhere? No thanks, I can read".
http://tecfa.unige.ch/staf/staf9597/beltrame/STAF13/eco.html

Regards,
Andrea.

--
Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to discuss+help@documentfoundation.org
Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


--
Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to discuss+help@documentfoundation.org
Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted

Follow-Ups:
Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Christian Lohmaier <lohmaier+ooofuture@googlemail.com>
References:
[tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Danishka Navin <danishka@gmail.com>
[tdf-discuss] Re: [libo-marketing-priv] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Norbert Thiebaud <nthiebaud@gmail.com>
Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@openoffice.org>
Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPLv3). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.