ISO IEC 18036-2003 pdf – Information technology — Icon symbols and functions for World Wide Web browser toolbars.
1 Scope ISO/IEC 18036 applies to icons that are shown on a computer screen, that users can manipulate and interact with, and that represent data or computer system functions. ISO/IEC 18036 describes user interaction with and the appearance of World Wide Web toolbar icons on the screen. Other forms of icons are covered in ISO/IEC 11581 (all parts). This International Standard defines a consistent set of icons and related functions that are presented by World Wide Web browser applications on a computer screen and that users interact with to control such applications. These toolbar icons typically represent actions by association with objects in the real world and conventional controls on hardware, and that prompt the user to recall the intended actions. This International Standard provides a consistent set of controls for such functions as: Back, Forward, Refresh, Home, Search, Print and Stop. 2 Conformance A World Wide Web browser conforms to ISO/IEC 18036 if the applicable browser toolbar icons available to the user in the application conform to subclause 5.1 of this International Standard and Clause 5 and subclause 6.1 of ISO/IEC 11581-1:2000. An application is not required to implement all of the actions in ISO/IEC 18036 to be conformant. However, if it implements an action as specified in this International Standard, the relevant icon and its meaning should be conformant as specified here. An application may choose to implement additional icons and remain conformant, providing that they are for actions not addressed in this International Standard and that those icons do not conflict with the icons specified in this International Standard. 3 Normative references Information technology — Icon symbols and functions for World Wide Web browser toolbars The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
6.5 Search Primary function. To enable the user to locate an object or alternative web site. NOTE If a proprietary “search engine” is used, the icon presented should be the one provided by that application. However, if a proprietary “search engine” is not provided or available, then the following should apply. Specific instance. A hand held torch or flashlight. Components. • Torch/flashlight. Two diagonal cylinders, connected together and orientated from the upper left to the centre of the button top/cell. The larger cylinder is in the centre of the cell. • Light beams/rays. A series of lines emanating from the larger cylinder in the general direction of the lower right corner of the cell.
6.6 Print Primary function. To print the current page to the predefined settings within the system or application. Specific instance. An electromechanical printer with a document emerging. Components. Printer, see ISO/IEC 11581-2:2000, 7.1.5.
5.2 Recommendations 5.2.1 Function and graphic 5.2.2 Metaphor A consistent highlighting or presentation style should be considered which renders the graphic of the symbols sufficiently prominent in comparison with other information on the screen. 5.2.3 Arrangement It is not recommended that a specific sequence for these icons be followed. However, where a default sequence is provided, it is recommended that the user be provided with a facility to arrange them to their own preference. 5.2.4 Colour World Wide Web browser toolbar icons may be coloured. 5.2.5 Appearance All icons of a similar selection status should be of a similar visual strength. 5.2.6 Text/typeface The use of text inside multimedia control icons should be avoided. However, if text is included to improve the comprehensibility of the graphic, plain typefaces should be used. If text is used, it should be used in a manner that supports adaptation for cultural, linguistic, and comprehensibility purposes.