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Re: [Echo] Reworked media-optical icon



On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 13:29 -0700, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> 
> 
> 2008/5/5 Martin Sourada <martin sourada gmail com>:
> 
>         
>         * Using text for differentiating between various media has its
>         pros and
>         cons:
>          - it helps defining the perspective
>          - it is easier to differentiate, because the texts are
>         different as a
>         whole, not only in the letters
>          - on the other side, it is blurry and hard to read in smaller
>         sizes,
>         but due to the differences still good enough to recognise
> 
> Now the question is if we should use a plain typeface or the logo.
>  
IMHO plain text, and the plainer the better (more legible). The typeface
is too complex (and usually trademarked) for small sizes, look at e.g.
the Blu-ray:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/Blu-ray_Disc.svg

>         
>         * Using colour for differentiating between various media is
>         probably not
>         the best choice, because it does not help at all to colour
>         blind people
>         and we should avoid icons that are hard to recognise to
>         visually
>         impaired people
> 
> How about having both text and color? This combination will benefit
> colour blind people while other can differentiate between DVD and
> Blueray.
> 
Well, differentiating is hardest between Blu-ray and HD DVD (which has
more or less the same length), but thanks to HD DVD being capitalised
while Blu-ray is not, it's IMHO enough difference. But yea, the colour
might help, but I am not sure if I like it enough to use it :-)

Btw. seeing the typeface, it seems like I have a few mistakes there... I
should use Blu-ray instead of Blu-Ray and HD DVD instead of HDDVD, I'll
fix it tomorrow.

Martin

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