[haiku-development] Re: Key roles vs. key label in menus

On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:36:24 +0200 Julian Harnath wrote:
> Humdinger <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> schrieb:
> > 1)          ᴪ   ‡   ⁜
> >
> > 2)          ◇  ○  ◻
> >
> > 3)          ⋔  ≋  ⚙
> >
> > 4)          ☸  ♆  ♺
> >
> > 5)          ☼  ☾ ☆
>
> Using Droid Sans as Haiku system font (which I find way more beatiful
> than DejaVu due to its hinting), I only see ‡, ◇ ○, ◻, ☼, ☾, ☆ --
> the rest are boxes. In general I think the symbol should be chosen so
> that it's either common in fonts, or support for a unicode-fallback-
> font should be added.

Ideally, yes. But practically, the shortcut font could be "hardcoded"
to one that has the needed symbols.
In any case, choosing those symbols should be done with how memorable
and distinct from each other they are. Not what are traditionally
symbols for "command" or "control". I'd favor 3) above, though 5) would
be easier to talk/write about: the "sun/moon/star key"... or not... 3)
would be "tridend/wavy/gear" key.

Regards,
Humdinger

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