From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 30 2005 - 09:15:58 CDT
John Hudson <tiro at tiro dot com> wrote:
> So what makes the VCR/CD user interface symbols more likely candidates
> for encoding? Presumably the fact that they are used so widely and are
> standardised among manufacturers. But some software UI icons also seem
> to have become standardised, e.g. the little floppy icon for 'Save' or
> the little printer icon for 'Print'. Should these be encoded?
A few years ago, I almost wrote up a proposal to add LOCK SYMBOL.
Everyone can picture that one in their minds: a closed padlock,
signifying that something is locked or secure or password-protected or
whatever. The reason I never finished the proposal is that I, um,
couldn't find enough evidence of its use "as" (cf. "alongside") plain
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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