Last Comment Bug 261354 - RSS button looks like it says "ASS"
: RSS button looks like it says "ASS"
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: General (show other bugs)
: 1.0 Branch
: x86 Windows XP
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Assigned To: Blake Ross
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Reported: 2004-09-24 00:56 PDT by Jesse Ruderman
Modified: 2014-01-02 11:21 PST (History)
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2004-10-29 06:53 PDT, kaeptn00
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Description User image Jesse Ruderman 2004-09-24 00:56:35 PDT
"Peter" on thinks the RSS
button looks like it says "ASS".
Comment 1 User image Stephen Horlander [:shorlander] 2004-09-25 21:42:58 PDT
Fixed, or rather made irrelevant.
Comment 2 User image Worcester12345 2004-09-27 09:13:29 PDT
Just curious how this was fixed or made irrelevant. I'm seeing it that way now also.
Comment 3 User image Jesse Ruderman 2004-09-27 23:48:05 PDT
Sasquach, fifth item on
Comment 4 User image JongAm Park 2004-09-29 19:38:02 PDT
Although the Burning Edge ( ) site mentions
that this is reflected in the branch build, I don't see it yet with the Windows
and the MacOS X version.

And... is the new icon represent the RSS well? It looks like an icon for some
wireless thing.
Comment 5 User image kaeptn00 2004-10-29 06:53:38 PDT
Created attachment 163834 [details]
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This image contains the current (FF 1.0PR Windows) RSS logo next to a redone
Comment 6 User image kaeptn00 2004-10-29 07:01:05 PDT
I agree with Jong.

I don't think that the new version does good in saying "RSS Feed Found". It
actually really says "wireless".

The main problem with the old version was the letter 'R' which had no good
readability in such a small logo. My guess is that Helvetica was used. The right
"leg" of the "R" stems too far on the right making it look like an "A" with a
rounded top. 

I cleaned up the background a bit and changed to the font to one with a better
"R" - where the right "leg" stems more from below the "belly" hence giving a
more clearly diagonal appearance. I choose to make the letters not so "fatty"
which adds to the readability, too.

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