Re: ISO standards for displaying errors, warnings, etc.

Subject: Re: ISO standards for displaying errors, warnings, etc.
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 07:24:41 +1000

Stacia Marlett wrote:

Hi! I'm new and have come with a question already.
I've tried Googling and searching the ISO website, but I cannot find
clear definitions for Errors, Warnings, etc. I'm working with our UI
Design group on displaying errors in our web app. We aren't sure what
the standards are for the little icons that go with errors, or the
correct level of priority. Right now we have a red triangle containing a white exclamation point
with bold red font for errors, and a yellow triangle containing a black
exclamation point with normal black font for warnings. We also use an
"Info" message with a blue circle and a white "i" for the icon. Our
success messages are a green circle containing a white checkmark. What
are the other levels? Anything will be most appreciated. Thank you in advance!

I can't find anything online that directly explains
the standards but there are many places you can order
them. this web site lists standard numbers relating
to safety symbols:

This web site shows IEC standard icons:

Good luck!

-- Janice

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