I'm doing research for a paper on international naming conventions
and how much the internet's use of english as a primary language has
affected other languages and cultures.
I'm starting with the universal icons and naming for the traditional
Stop (a square), Pause (two horizontal bars) and Play (a
right-pointing arrow). Do you think that these symbols are fully
universal or are there some cultural holdouts (different symbols) out
there that you know of?
Also interested in the language translations of Stop, Pause, Play to
see if there is language-specific translation that is being usurped by
the english equivalents.