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The Icon Theme Specification has been in use now for a while, in several
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One of the major components in establishing a look & feel for the desktop is the icon theme. This page describes the proposed standardisation of icon names to use when creating icon themes for desktops and applications which implement the [http://freedesktop.org/ freedesktop.org] [http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-naming-spec/icon-naming-spec-latest.html Icon Naming Specification]. This proposed Icon Naming Specification complements the existing [http://freedesktop.org/ freedesktop.org] [http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-theme-spec/icon-theme-spec-latest.html  Icon Theme Specification]. (docbook2html can be used to convert the xml to a more readable form).
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
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== Icon Naming Utilities ==
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 ==
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To help with the transition to the new naming scheme, [http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Library#Download Icon Naming Utilities] are available. This utility maps the icon names used by the GNOME and KDE desktops to the icon names proposed in the Icon Naming Specification linked above.
 
 
{| border=0
 
! Name!! Description!! Directory
 
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| Actions|| Icons which are generally used in menus and dialogs for interacting with the user.|| actions
 
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Latest revision as of 14:28, 12 September 2008

One of the major components in establishing a look & feel for the desktop is the icon theme. This page describes the proposed standardisation of icon names to use when creating icon themes for desktops and applications which implement the freedesktop.org Icon Naming Specification. This proposed Icon Naming Specification complements the existing freedesktop.org Icon Theme Specification. (docbook2html can be used to convert the xml to a more readable form).

Icon Naming Utilities

To help with the transition to the new naming scheme, Icon Naming Utilities are available. This utility maps the icon names used by the GNOME and KDE desktops to the icon names proposed in the Icon Naming Specification linked above.