[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Press next/Click next

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Mon Sep 4 17:23:24 BST 2006


Malcolm wrote:
> On 9/4/06, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>> Is "press next" (and indeed, any "press..." in a similar context)
>> particularly American?
> 
> No.
> 
> 'Click' only makes sense if a mouse is used as the pointing device.
> 
> 'Press' or 'tap' make sense when a touch screen is used.

"Select" is perhaps more generic and safer for those using keyboard shortcuts?

> Maybe you can ask upstream why they chose to use 'Press'.

Absolutely.

> I wouldn't change it when translating.

Not until upstream confirms rationale at any rate.

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