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Re: "Thumbs-up" symbol

From: Pascale Dardailler <dardaill@ilog.fr>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 15:29:24 +0200
Message-ID: <35EAA534.41BD80FD@ilog.fr>
To: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
CC: www-international@w3.org
Bert Bos wrote:

> I'm looking for two icons to indicate that something is either OK
> (up-to-date, correct, checked, etc.), or not OK (out-of-date, incorrect,
> unchecked, etc.). I thought of using a "thumbs-up" and "thumbs-down"
> icon, but I'm not sure how widely it is understood.
>
> The "thumbs-up" looks like a fist seen from the side with the thumb
> pointing up, the "thumbs-down" is the same upside down. Something like
> this:
>
>            _
>           | \
>           |  |
>           /  |
>          /  /___
>     ____/    ___>
>              ____>
>              ___>
>     -----_______>
>
> I know this sign is recognized in many countries, but I don't know how
> many, or if there are any where it has a different meaning.
>
> I know the "thumbs-up" could also mean hitchhiking, but the
> context will probably take care of that.

I think that in Japan this gesture means 5.And I'm pretty sure that you
could find countries where it's an insult.
I have an article home that I could pass to you.
It's usually pretty bad to use any kind of "body language", since they have
different meaning in different countries.

    Pascale.
Received on Monday, 31 August 1998 09:31:36 GMT

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