Difference between revisions of "Standard Icon Naming Specification"

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One of the major components to creating a look and feel for the desktop, is the Icon Theme. This page explains the proposal of standardizing on icon names to use when creating themes, to work across all desktops and applications which implement the [http://freedesktop.org/ FreeDesktop.org] Icon theme Specification.
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The Icon Theme Specification has been in use now for a while, in several
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desktops, including KDE and Gnome. However, there has never been any
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centralized direction on how to name the icons that are available for use
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by applications, when creating a theme. This has meant that artists have
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historically had to duplicate many icons, in order for their themes to
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work across desktop environments.
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This specification aims to solve this problem, by laying out a standard
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naming scheme for icon creation, as well as providing a minimal list of
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must have icons, and a larger list with many more examples to help with
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the creation of extended icons for third party applications, devices,
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and new MIME types.
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== 1. Context ==
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{| border=0
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! Name!! Description!! Directory
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|-
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| Actions|| Icons which are generally used in menus and dialogs for interacting with the user.|| actions
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|}

Revision as of 15:59, 12 April 2005

The Icon Theme Specification has been in use now for a while, in several desktops, including KDE and Gnome. However, there has never been any centralized direction on how to name the icons that are available for use by applications, when creating a theme. This has meant that artists have historically had to duplicate many icons, in order for their themes to work across desktop environments.

This specification aims to solve this problem, by laying out a standard naming scheme for icon creation, as well as providing a minimal list of must have icons, and a larger list with many more examples to help with the creation of extended icons for third party applications, devices, and new MIME types.

1. Context

Name Description Directory
Actions Icons which are generally used in menus and dialogs for interacting with the user. actions