James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Sun Jun 24 16:23:13 PDT 2007
Diego Iastrubni wrote:
> (a little off topic)
> I have found that the icons used in Qt3 (amarok, kaffeine) look funky on RTL
> (right to left) desktops. Has anyone started thinking about a fix for that
> For example, by definition the default play/next/prev icons should not reflect
> the desktop direction, which means even on RTL desktops, the order should be
> (always visually, from left to right)
> prev, play, pause stop, next
IIUC, on a media device, it should be the same as a physical device
which isn't laterally reverted just because you have a RTL language
script. The buttons are based on the actual direction of tape (except
for micro cassettes which go backwards).
> Unfortunately application developers do not always remember this (or know
> this) and they use the default layout defined by the layout system of the
> toolkit. For example Qt3 will reverse the order of the buttons on my amarok.
> This shuold be in our HIG. Do we have a chapter about RTL lanaguages...?
I am aware of this issue and these two KDE3 icons: "previous" & "next"
shouldn't be interchanged for RTL language/locales. Since these are not
the icons for a KDE Standard Action, this is an issue with individual
applications. And yes, this should be in the HIG.
We have new icons: "find-next" and "find-previous" for KDE Standard
Actions in KDE4 that are interchanged and they shouldn't be. I recently
posted issue this to the usability-devel list.
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