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RE: How universal is a check mark?

From: Chris Pratley <chrispr@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 23:40:06 -0700
Message-ID: <5F68209F7E4BD111A5F500805FFE35B91E155D71@RED-MSG-54>
To: "'Asmus Freytag'" <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>, www-international@w3.org
When I was growing up in Montreal, my teachers with an English background
used it to mean "correct", and my teachers with a French background used it
to mean "incorrect". So it might be recognized, but the interpretation
definitely varies.

Chris


-----Original Message-----
From: Asmus Freytag [mailto:asmusf@ix.netcom.com]
Sent: June 24, 2000 1:07 PM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Re: How universal is a check mark?

At 04:28 PM 6/23/00 -0700, Andrea Vine wrote:
>All,
>For an icon, is a check mark recognized world-wide, or is it
culture-specific?
>Thanks for any info,
>Andrea


It's pretty much non-universal, except perhaps as 'learned' icon via badly
translated software or manuals.

A./
Received on Wednesday, 28 June 2000 02:40:42 GMT

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