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 firstname.lastname@example.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