[ubuntu-art] .doc, .xls, etc icons in Humanity Update
merkinman at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 17 16:04:46 GMT 2010
MAC USERS may expect that exact icon, not Windows users. Since we can't
satisfy both exactly, we should satisfy both roughly.
By that I mean the 'visual metaphor' should be "Blue W for Word", "Green X
for Excel", etc. Not "Stylized and gel-like font in perspective only
present in the Mac version of Office"
Kenneth Wimer-5 wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 February 2010 07:38:23 am Merk wrote:
>> I'm not asking why the OS X was directly copied instead of either Windows
>> one. I'm asking why any existing Word icon was copied at all.
> It is a mimetype and as such needs to visually represent a certain type of
> file. It goes without saying that when everyone associates a certain
> look/letter/number with something they don't search for other visual
> metaphors. People expect certain things to look certain ways ;)
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