In Google's Material Design, do the guidelines prefer buttons without icons next to text? On http://www.google.com/design/spec/components/buttons.html no such examples can be found. Is it written somewhere why?

(I know the floating action button or paper icon button have icons; I'm talking about text buttons.)

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    Are you asking why there aren't buttons with both icon and text together? If so, I assume they consider it redundant. – DA01 Jan 18 '15 at 0:58

According to the developer pages (http://developer.android.com/design/building-blocks/buttons.html):

Both an icon and text is most appropriate when they complement each other: each carrying its own bit of information, but together making a larger whole.

This may be the contributing factor in the design guide where no such example is present

  • Updating, the quoted excerpt is not part of the material design guidelines anymore. – Dinei Sep 12 '16 at 0:47

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