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Re: New article published: Using <select> to Link to Localized Content

From: John Yunker <jyunker@bytelevel.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 14:31:52 -0700
Message-Id: <BECD97CE-FD09-44DD-8BEF-20AC71E6CD5E@bytelevel.com>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>

This is a key point.

I would recommend a globe icon situated next to the menu. I'm finding  
that more and more companies are using the icon and all that I've  
spoken with have reported increases in usability.

A map icon would also work, though it doesn't work quite as well at a  
small size.

John Yunker

On Jul 26, 2005, at 7:49 AM, Felix Sasaki wrote:

>> Labeling. Come up with a graphic design to serve as a label for the
> pull-down menu. You cannot expect Web users who are not fluent in  
> English to
> understand "Select language". ...  Examples of possible graphics would
> include globes, iconic facial profiles with lines to indicate speech,
> alphabetic characters from multiple scripts (especially for links to
> translations), etc.
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