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

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 17:28:18 BST 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 17:23 +0100, William Anderson wrote:
> 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?

Still; "click" is more established, non? I would never write or say
"press", and if it were between "click" and "select" I'd say, "click".

However, when speaking, I usually just say "Next!" and point. I
understand that this is not really the approach nor feasible for l10n
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