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Re: International Internet Icons

From: Tex Texin <texin@progress.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2001 18:15:13 -0400
Message-ID: <3AC7A871.D21C4F81@progress.com>
To: "Richard Francois M" <Francois.M.Richard@usa.xerox.com>
CC: "'paul.a.brandt@us.pwcglobal.com'" <paul.a.brandt@us.pwcglobal.com>, www-international@w3.org
OK, I'll have to go back to my copy. I thought pictures of houses was
pointed out as not appropriate in his book.

The "however", that goes with this, is that some icons have been used
so much in software, that even though they were not international to
begin with, they become international thru exposure. Just as many
computer related words become international and a part of other
languages' lexicons.

The "however" that goes with the first "however" is that as new
regional markets become computer literate, they have to learn these
"foreign" symbols from scratch.

tex

"Richard, Francois M" wrote:
> 
> Yes,
> 
> It is the book by Horton. It does not look like a "home" to me neither, but
> I recognize the icon and interpret it.
> Francois
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tex Texin [mailto:texin@progress.com]
> > Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 9:05 PM
> > To: Richard Francois M
> > Cc: 'paul.a.brandt@us.pwcglobal.com'; www-international@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: International Internet Icons
> >
> >
> > Except, in many parts of the world that icon does not look like
> > a typical house or a home. So in what way is that icon international?
> > 
> > Is this the book by Horton?
> > tex
> >
> > "Richard, Francois M" wrote:
> > >
> > > There is a set of international icons from the "icon book".
> > > Attached is the "home" icon, as an example.
> > >
> > > Francois
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: paul.a.brandt@us.pwcglobal.com
> > > > [mailto:paul.a.brandt@us.pwcglobal.com]
> > > > Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 4:15 PM
> > > > To: www-international@w3.org
> > > > Subject: International Internet Icons
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I am looking for someone who could point me in the right direction
> > > > regarding web site User Interface and Internationalization.
> > > > I am trying to
> > > > find a listing of international Internet icons.  For example,
> > > > instead of
> > > > spelling the word "Home" (in English) you would show an icon
> > > > of a house.  I
> > > > am attempting to develop a user interface that is more
> > global and less
> > > > English-focused.  So far, I have been unable to find a list
> > > > of Internet
> > > > icons that could be considered international.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks.
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> > --------------------------------------------------------------
> > ----------
> > >                 Name: HOME1.ICO
> > >    HOME1.ICO    Type: Icon (image/x-icon)
> > >             Encoding: base64
> >
> > --
> > According to Murphy, nothing goes according to Hoyle.
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> > Tex Texin                      Director, International Business
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