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Is the ? a universal symbol for help info?

From: A. Vine <avine@eng.sun.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 19:15:50 -0700
To: I18n Prog List <i18n-prog@egroups.com>, "WWW Int'l list" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-id: <39F793D6.537F1B1F@eng.sun.com>

A human-interface engineer asks:

  I was wondering if you could tell me if the "?" used for help is a
  globally known symbol?

The usage is a clickable graphic ? which brings up a help window.

Does anyone have experience with this?

Thanks for any info,
Andrea Vine, avine@eng.sun.com, iPlanet i18n architect
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