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Symbols include any graphic (typically 48 x 48 pixels or smaller) that stands for a state or a concept but has no directly associated action or object. Symbols might appear within dialog boxes, system status alert boxes, and event logs.
The style for symbols is not as narrowly defined as that for icons and button graphics. The examples in the following figure use a flush effect for interior detail but not for the border of the graphic.Figure 62 Symbols
Figure 63 Question Symbol in Alert Box
Ensure adequate contrast between a caution symbol and the icon or background it appears against.
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