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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.

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