On 24/01/2008, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 24/01/2008, Andrew Gray <shimgray(a)gmail.com>
On 24/01/2008, David Gerard
> I just did some experimentation on a local
MediaWiki. A blue circle-i
> looks like rubbish (and, worse, non-obvious) below about 15px, so
> whatever expects 15x11 would need fixing too. I got a nice 15x15
> circle-i, though (better than merely scaling an SVG).
How about a circled + sign? Should be equally
circle-i = information (at least in English). Better even than the
square-i Greg was using in the tests on Thebainer's subpage.
I just had a blazingly obvious idea.
We don't *need* a perfect multilingual obvious image. At all. After
all, if you're reading en.wikibooks you can read English, if you're
reading fr.wikipedia you can read French, etc. And two words can
convey meaning a lot clearer than a 15x15 button...
Rather than get MediaWiki to display the button next to each image,
just have it display something like "[picture credit]", a simple text
link to the image page (as well as the image itself linking).
Then make "picture credit" a configurable element (or whatever the
term is) so that it can be localised for any given interface language.
Is there an obvious reason this wouldn't work?
- Andrew Gray