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Categorizing Application Graphics
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Use the GIF file format for application graphics. It usually results in a smaller file size than the JPEG format and uses lossless compression.
To facilitate localization, place all application graphics in resource bundles.
Where possible, use globally understood icons, button graphics, and symbols. Where none exist, create them with input from international sources. If you can't create a single symbol that works in all cultures, define appropriate graphics for different locales (but try to minimize this task).
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