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To add some context to this question, I am currently developing an iOS application and need some advise on the interface.

What is the most suitable icon for a 'rename' button?

When this button is pressed, a dialogue appears prompting the user for a new name for the file. As the application also has the ability to edit files, I want to avoid confusion between the two functions.

I am currently struggling to think of anything that would work, so might end up using text instead.

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To make it easy to understand, you should simply use the most commonly used "typing cursor icon". (ex: http://www.iconarchive.com/icons/visualpharm/must-have/256/Rename-icon.png). And you may stilize it by apps colors and effects.

Also you may take a look at these articles at the end of this Turkish blog post about "designing an icon."

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MSDN - Icons: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511280.aspx –  Lèse majesté Jan 3 '11 at 17:37
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7 Principles of Effective Icon Design: psd.tutsplus.com/articles/7-principles-of-effective-icon-design –  Lèse majesté Jan 3 '11 at 17:37
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10 Mistakes in Icon Design: turbomilk.com/blog/cookbook/criticism/… –  Lèse majesté Jan 3 '11 at 17:38
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Fedora Echo Icon Guidelines: fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/EchoIconGuidelines –  Lèse majesté Jan 3 '11 at 17:38

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