Closed Bug 1714329 Opened 1 year ago Closed 1 year ago

Consider using other letters than A for editor's Formatting toolbar icons (B for bold, I for italic etc.)

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, enhancement, P3)

enhancement

Tracking

(thunderbird_esr78 wontfix)

RESOLVED FIXED
91 Branch
Tracking Status
thunderbird_esr78 --- wontfix

People

(Reporter: mkmelin, Assigned: aleca)

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(2 files)

In the current compose toolbar we have 6 A's. It seems rather commonplace to use other letters as well: e.g. Gmail and also phabricator does that.

So B for the Bold button and I for the Italic button. U for Underline.
Commonly also T is used instead of A for the text size.

I agree that this would make each symbol stand out against each other. But how well does this work in non-English languages though?

Using a single letter is more language independent; you don't even necessarily need to use the Roman alphabet to derive the meaning from the differences between how the A symbol is presented in each icon.

It doesn't appear to stop other people from using it, so seems it's not too much of a concern. In the end these are just icons and do not have to have meaning.

LibreOffice is also using it.

I like it, and indeed I think it will improve the visibility and separation of those targets.
I'll take care of this and ping Richard for a review as he's the master of SVG optimization.

Assignee: nobody → alessandro
Severity: -- → N/A
Priority: -- → P3
Summary: consider using other letters than A for the compose toolbar (B for bold, I, for italic etc.) → Consider using other letters than A for editor's Formatting toolbar icons (B for bold, I for italic etc.)
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → 91 Branch

Pushed by geoff@darktrojan.net:
https://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/6a6b7f25c6fd
Update compose icons for Bold, Italics, Underline, and Font size. r=mkmelin,ui-r=Paenglab

Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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