Re: Windows check-box terminology

Subject: Re: Windows check-box terminology
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 10:20:17 -0800

At 2:53 PM 2/14/96, Chris Hulin wrote:
>What do you do to check-boxes? Check/uncheck them? Or click them on/off.

>I don't like "check" because it is ambiguous in non-American english: I feel
>that if I tell users to "check the widget box", they may just check it in
>the British sense (i.e. observe it), rather than set it or mark it.

I prefer to "activate" and "clear" checkboxes.


-Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com


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