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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] [http://cvs.freedesktop.org/*checkout*/icon-theme/default-icon-theme/spec/icon-naming-spec.xml?rev=1.1 Icon theme Specification] (ON the gnome desktop, you can use yelp to view the docbook file in a readable form).
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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).
  
 
== Icon Naming Utilities ==
 
== Icon Naming Utilities ==
  
To help with the transition to the new naming scheme, a legacy <a href="http://primates.ximian.com/~dobey/tango/icon-naming-utils-0.2.0.tar.gz">icon mapping utilities are available</a>. It will map the new names to the legacy names used by the GNOME and KDE desktops.
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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.

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.