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Month: June 2012

Incomplete icon theme sets

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:02:01 -0700 (PDT)
As we continue updating our graphic images with respect to branding issues (thank you!), I have become more aware of how incomplete are the icon theme sets.

The crystalsvg set is the default set and even with that set occasionally I find a missing icon of a specific size. The other icon theme sets have many missing icons.

I believe the icon display algorithm uses an icon from the selected theme but when an icon is not available to then use one from the default theme crystalsvg. Doable, but I'd like to see us add the missing icons to each theme set.

For example, today I was testing my newly added toolbar icons for Ark. When I changed icon themes my konqueror icons looked goofy. I use tree view and tiny icons and there were some missing tiny (16 pixel) icons for the ikon theme. The icon algorithm used larger icons, which did not match the tiny icons. Goofy and kind of amateurish looking. Creating the missing icons was reasonably straightforward using kiconedit and resizing.

At the moment all I am asking is reporting. When you see missing icons then drop a note to this mail list. If you are able, possibly create the missing icon.

I find I toggle between kiconedit and kolourpaint to create icons. The former is better at resizing and basic pixel-by-pixel changes but the latter has additional paint tools to add missing elements.

I always use with the largest icon available to create smaller icons. Or I use karbon or gwenview to load an svgz and then export as a png, which I then load into kiconedit or kolourpaint to resize.

I'm somewhat amazed at how incomplete the icon theme sets really are.

This is not a critical or urgent request. Just one of those things that if we all are aware then we can continually peck away at the problem. :-)

As always, thanks again!