Icons vs Buttons ..more

Subject: Icons vs Buttons ..more
From: "<Joy Switzer>" <joy -at- TRIO -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 10:08:44 +0100

I have appreciated the opinions and comments so far on this topic...but now I
have something to add that might make a difference.

Our manual will be provided in British English as well as American English. (We
also translate into about 14 other languages) Does anyone know what is more
commonly used in British speaking countries? Are buttons synonymous with icons
in these countries?

I have a copy of the GUI guide, but our department (part of us are based in
Europe and the rest of us are in the US) are still having differences of
opinions when deciding on such matters. The GUI guide's subtitile is
"international terminology for windows' interface"...am I to believe that the
terms within it are still subject to personal prefernces?????

Joy Switzer
Technical Writer
Trio Information Systems
joy -at- trio -dot- com

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