Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing"

Subject: Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing"
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:01:32 -0700

I don't think that's true. Pretty much all GUI help these days just
says "click <Button Label>". People are used to it and don't seem to
have trouble finding the buttons.

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> There's some sort of eye-brain visual recognition process at work. Back in the
> days before SW UI's, we often used text in a rectangular box to represent a
> physical button on a control panel because it was more easily recognized than
> "press the XXX button."
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
>>What's the advantage of a bitmap over typing the button text and
>>giving it a distinctive style so that the translators would know to
>>leave it in English?
>
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References:
Re: Examples of Minimalist Writing: From: beelia
Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng

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