Re: Interesting visuals on control panel

Subject: Re: Interesting visuals on control panel
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:33:52 -0800

It's cost cutting. Icon labels don't need to be translated to get past
import regs that ban products that are only marked in foreign languages for
their markets. Explanations for the hieroglyphs are provided in off-product
instructions that are cheaper to localize than product labels, even if they
tend to get thrown away and not read after the product gets past Customs.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

> On 11/17/2010 10:04 AM, Jan Axelson wrote:
> > ... no text ... two images - a hare ... and a tortoise
>
> Who had the brilliant idea that English, even very simple words, was
> unacceptable and must not be used, and that instead only obscure
> hieroglyphic drawings should appear?
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References:
Interesting visuals on control panel: From: Jan Axelson
Re: Interesting visuals on control panel: From: Peter Neilson

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