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RE: International Internet Icons

From: Martin Brunecky <mbrunecky@onerealm.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 11:14:06 -0600
Message-ID: <235F239718A5D411B5E20090277399360A6273@onerealmserver.onerealm.com>
To: www-international@w3.org
Proliferation of "meaningful" icons is like re-inventing CHINESE writing
system over again. 

Every time I try a new Java IDT tool, I have to learn a bunch of new
"ideograph", and that is not talking about the time Intergraph introduced
800 icons in their CAD system GUI... Now I am going for a trip back to
Europe, and even though I only live in US for some 15 years, I am sure I
will NOT comprehend some of the symbols in the airports... Pretty much like
when I arrived to US, the yellow "file folder" was an unknown thing for me.

CHINESE spent several thousand years evolving their ideographs to their
current  "abstract" form, and we are just starting that process again...



 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Richard, Francois M [mailto:Francois.M.Richard@usa.xerox.com] 
Sent:	Friday, March 30, 2001 6:04 PM
To:	'paul.a.brandt@us.pwcglobal.com'; www-international@w3.org
Subject:	RE: International Internet Icons

 << File: HOME1.ICO >> 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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