[FX.php List] [ 1/2 OT ] Is there a consortium of symbols?

Gjermund Gusland Thorsen ggt667 at gmail.com
Sun May 10 07:06:37 MDT 2009

I am interested in finding a defined use of different symbols that I
do not have to discuss with anyone,
that is already commonly accepted.

I find the stop sign to be highly controlversial, should it mean stop
some action?
Or should it mean that you should stop doing whatever you are doing?


2009/5/8 david weiner <1265 at lucerneblvd.org>:
> The closest I can think of are icon sets, Tango is one of the most common
> since it's open source. But more specifically what each icon might symbolize
> tends to be abstract to some degree and depends on internal consistency of
> use and general use in the world of computers in some sort of balance.
> http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Library
> If you're really interested in usability as a topic there's a lot to read
> and it's kind of an open debate, so it's good to read a variety of sources
> and then test things out by listening very carefully and observing your
> users while they try to understand the cues you give them.
> http://www.google.com/search?q=usability&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
> - David
> On May 8, 2009, at 6:39 AM, Gjermund Gusland Thorsen wrote:
>> If you look at this link:
>> http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=support_site.home&locale=en_US&q=ichat
>> in the results, there are symbols, i assume the doctor tool means
>> diagnostics and 123 means how-to and the cartoon bubbles means
>> opinions or dialog.
>> But do any of you know of a "dictionary" of sybols?
>> ggt
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