I was just reading the http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/" [Broken] closes with a list of some common things to avoid:
Does anyone know the reason behind the last one? Why and to whom might depicting only hands or feet be offensive or suggest something probably unintended? I can't think of anything.
- Pictures of flags or money
- Maps showing political boundaries or contentious location names
- Lists of countries or cities in non-alphabetical order (unless specifically requested or required by the context)
- Icons depicting animals
- Icons depicting only hands or feet
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