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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#19716 new enhancement

Marking buttons and names in text

Reported by: pavelevap Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.3
Component: Text Changes Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


There is no united way to mention buttons, tabs, names etc in texts.

Sometimes there are quotes around button name:

If you would like to see more themes to choose from, click on the “Install Themes” tab

Sometimes not:

You must click the Save Changes button at the bottom

Maybe there should be any rules? For users it could be better to see button names someway highlighted (quotes, strong, etc) and everytime it would be clear that it is mentioned button...

Change History (7)

comment:1 ocean902 years ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback added


comment:2 pavelevap2 years ago

And sometimes there is another HTML way:

In the <strong>Author</strong> column, in addition to

comment:3 pavelevap2 years ago

And sometimes there are also kbd and code HTML tags:

Here are three random strings you could use: <kbd>%s</kbd>

Are there any rules for using them? It looks that code is used for file names and functions (not everytime) and kbd sometimes for user inputs, but also not strictly...

comment:4 lessbloat22 months ago

My preference would be to use quotes.

i.e. Next, click the "Insert into post" button.

And if it's used within double quotes, use single quotes:

i.e. She said, "Then you'll want to click the 'Insert into post' button".

comment:5 follow-up: pavelevap22 months ago

There are sometimes standard and sometimes curly quotes used in sentences. Which one is better?

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 lessbloat22 months ago

Replying to pavelevap:

Which one is better?

Personally, I'd prefer to just keep it simple and stick with standard quotes.

comment:7 helen3 months ago

  • Component changed from I18N to Text Changes
  • Keywords ui-feedback removed
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