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Iconography

Since graphical image support in terminal emulators is unreliable, we rely on Unicode for iconography. When applying iconography consider:

  • People use different fonts that will have varying Unicode support
  • Only use iconography to enhance meaning, not to communicate meaning

Note: In Windows, Powershell’s default font (Lucida Console) has poor Unicode support. Microsoft suggests changing it for more Unicode support.

Symbols currently used:

✓ Success
- Neutral
✗ Failure
+ Changes requested
! Alert
Do

Use checks for success messages

Don't

Don't use checks for failure messages

Do

Use checks for success of closing or deleting

Don't

Don't use alerts when closing or deleting