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RE: Symbols

From: David Norris <kg9ae@geocities.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 05:32:50 -0500
To: "Chris Kreussling" <CHRIS.KREUSSLING@ny.frb.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501bde6dd$8370a380$3c009696@kg9ae>
I have studied the issues of icons a bit.  They can be extremely helpful,
but, easily taken out of context.  Then, you have the problem of translating
them into something non-visual that makes sense.  A picture is, literally,
worth a thousand words at times.

> Recommended (required?) reading: "Illustrating Computer
> Documentation: The Art of Presenting Information Graphically on
> Paper and Online" [http://www.horton.com/html/icd.htm] by William
> Horton. The book includes a 20-page chapter "Labeling With Icons
> and Visual Symbols" and a 10-page chapter "Global Graphics" which
> addresses internationalization issues such as cultural
> This book is the first, and last, resource I turn to when I'm
> about to embark on a new publishing project.

I was just perusing through my local library's catalog.  I did not find the
book you referenced.  So, I searched by Author and found this one.  Have you
any experience with this book?  It appears to be an update.  I had it
transferred to my local library branch.  I'll give it a going over tomorrow.

  CALL:                004.0148
  AUTHOR:              Horton, William K. (William Kendall)
  TITLE:               The icon book : visual symbols for computer systems
                       documentation / William Horton.
  PUBINFO:             New York : J. Wiley, 1994.
                       xiv, 417 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  NOTE1:               Includes bibliographical references and index.
  SUBJECT1:            Graphical user interfaces (Computer systems)
  SUBJECT2:            Electronic data processing documentation.
  OCLC NO:             28962614
  ISBN:                0471599018 (book/disk) :
  LCCN:                93-38303

,David Norris

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