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== Where We Are ==
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We have designed a basic set of desktop icons that follow the style guidelines. The set has been created as a proof of concept for the style, but works rather well as a replacement for the base theme under GNOME and KDE.
  
We have already designed a basic set of Tango icons that is far from complete, yet usable on KDE and Gnome already.
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* '''[[Tango Icon Gallery]]''' - a sample implementation of the naming spec following the style guidelines.
 
 
* '''[[Tango Icon Gallery]]''' - shows the Tango icon collection coverage of the [[Standard Icon Naming Specification]]
 
* '''[[Tango Screenshots]]''' - see how we're progressing in unification of the look.
 
  
 
=== CVS ===
 
=== CVS ===
 
 
You can check out the '''tango-icon-theme''' module from freedesktop.org cvs:
 
You can check out the '''tango-icon-theme''' module from freedesktop.org cvs:
 
 
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cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@pdx.freedesktop.org:/cvs/tango login
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cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/tango login
cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@pdx.freedesktop.org:/cvs/tango co tango-icon-theme
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cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/tango co tango-icon-theme
 
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cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@pdx.freedesktop.org:/cvs/icon-theme login
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cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/icon-theme login
cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@pdx.freedesktop.org:/cvs/icon-theme co icon-naming-utils
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cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/icon-theme co icon-naming-utils
 
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=== Download ===
 
=== Download ===
 
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* [http://tango.freedesktop.org/releases/icon-naming-utils-0.8.90.tar.gz icon-naming-utils-0.8.90.tar.gz]
* [http://tango-project.org/releases/icon-naming-utils-0.6.3.tar.gz icon-naming-utils-0.6.3.tar.gz]
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* [http://tango.freedesktop.org/releases/tango-icon-theme-0.8.90.tar.gz tango-icon-theme-0.8.90.tar.gz]
* [http://tango-project.org/releases/tango-icon-theme-0.6.4.tar.gz tango-icon-theme-0.6.4.tar.gz]
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* [http://tango.freedesktop.org/releases/ Older Versions]
* [http://tango-project.org/releases/ Older Versions]
 
  
 
=== Install ===
 
=== Install ===
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* [http://tango.freedesktop.org/Installation Install instructions]
  
* [http://tango-project.org/Installation Install instructions]
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[[Image:tango-feet.png|center]]
  
 
== Lookup ==
 
== Lookup ==
The Tango icon library contains a basic set of icons for the most common usage. To make it easier for a developer to find an appropriate icon for his application a number of aids are there to help.
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The Tango icon library contains a basic set of icons for the most common usage. To make it easier for a developer to find an appropriate icon for their application a number of aids are there to help.
  
 
The SVG versions of the icons contain useful meta information such as keywords which enable searching. [[Standard Icon Naming Specification | The naming specification]] defines structured naming scheme that also helps.  
 
The SVG versions of the icons contain useful meta information such as keywords which enable searching. [[Standard Icon Naming Specification | The naming specification]] defines structured naming scheme that also helps.  
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== How to Participate ==
 
== How to Participate ==
  
Users
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=== Users ===
 
* You may file bugs in our [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=tango Bugzilla]
 
* You may file bugs in our [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=tango Bugzilla]
 
* The icon-naming-utils may be missing links to existing names. Patches are welcome on the tango mailing list.
 
* The icon-naming-utils may be missing links to existing names. Patches are welcome on the tango mailing list.
  
 
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=== Artists ===
Artists
 
 
* You should make sure you have read and understood [[Generic Icon Theme Guidelines]]. Suggestions to improve the guidelines to better match the goals of the Tango project are welcome on the [http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/tango-artists tango-artists mailing list].
 
* You should make sure you have read and understood [[Generic Icon Theme Guidelines]]. Suggestions to improve the guidelines to better match the goals of the Tango project are welcome on the [http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/tango-artists tango-artists mailing list].
 
* As for file formats, the bitmap icons should be RGBA [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Png PNG] and the vector icons in [http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/ SVG] format.
 
* As for file formats, the bitmap icons should be RGBA [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Png PNG] and the vector icons in [http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/ SVG] format.
 
* While this is no ''requirement'', we suggest you use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software Free Software] to produce the artwork. Try [http://www.inkscape.org Inkscape] for a vector editor and [http://www.gimp.org GIMP] fits the bill perfectly as a bitmap icon editor.
 
* While this is no ''requirement'', we suggest you use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software Free Software] to produce the artwork. Try [http://www.inkscape.org Inkscape] for a vector editor and [http://www.gimp.org GIMP] fits the bill perfectly as a bitmap icon editor.
 
* Join the [http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/tango-artists Tango-artists mailing list].
 
* Join the [http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/tango-artists Tango-artists mailing list].
* If you are an independent software vedor and you aim to comply with theme guidelines, let us know your thoughts too. [[Tango Screenshots|Screenshots]] are welcome.
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* If you are an independent software vendor and you aim to comply with theme guidelines, let us know your thoughts too. [[Tango Screenshots|Screenshots]] are welcome.
 
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* We hold semi-regular drawing sessions each Friday. Feel free to [[Tango Fridays|join the effort]].
  
 
== Additional Sets ==
 
== Additional Sets ==
 
 
While the base set aims to fulfill the core icon needs, we are working on additional icon sets for used in specialized applications.
 
While the base set aims to fulfill the core icon needs, we are working on additional icon sets for used in specialized applications.
  
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=== Applications ===
 
* [[ArtLibreSet|Art Libre Set]] -- for graphics applications.
 
* [[ArtLibreSet|Art Libre Set]] -- for graphics applications.
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* [[User:Heuermh|Tango Project resources for java developers]]
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* [http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=47402 Emotes Kopete] -- smiley theme for Kopete.
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* [http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=44757 Konversation] -- status icons for Konversation
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* [http://www.uhoreg.ca/programming/tango-emoticons.jisp Emotes Psi] -- smiley theme for Psi.
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* [http://my.opera.com/community/customize/comments.dml?id=3465 Opera Icon Theme] -- an Opera browser "skin" using tango-styled icons. (link broken)
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* [http://bomahy.nl/hylke/blog/?p=24 Pidgin theme] -- theme for Pidgin (formerly Gaim).
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* [http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=46310 gFTP Tango Theme] -- modified gFTP pixmaps pack
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* [http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=70012 FileZilla Tango Theme] -- toolbar icons for FileZilla
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* [http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=53286 GtkPod Tango Theme] -- toolbar icons for GtkPod
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* [http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=53343 Xchat Tango Theme] -- icons for Xchat
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* [http://francoiacomella.org/proyectos/tangolerra/ Tangolerra Project] aims to give [http://cv.cinelerra.org/ Cinelerra Video Editor] some Tango love.
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* [http://rrze-icon-set.berlios.de/ RRZE Icon Set]  - for web applications, presentations, ...
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* [[Firefox|Firefox Linux Default Theme]]
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Also see the original themes:
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* [https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/moreinfo.php?id=1567 Tango Icons for Firefox] -- Mozilla Firefox theme
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* [https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/moreinfo.php?id=1565 Tango Icons for Firefox] -- Mozilla Firefox theme #2 (bugged on Windows)
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* [https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/moreinfo.php?id=2258&application=thunderbird Tango Icons for Thunderbird] -- Mozilla Thunderbird theme
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=== File Types ===
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* Artist
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* [[CodeTangoSet|Hacker]]
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* Musician
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* Office Worker
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=== GNU/Linux distributions ===
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* [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MainInclusionReportTangoIconTheme?highlight=%28Tango%29 Ubuntu's Tango Theme] -- a derivative of the standard Tango theme, using a more orange approach. (ubuntu)
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=== Web platforms ===
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* [http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=48078 Claroline Tango Theme] -- [http://www.claroline.net/ Claroline] is a e-Learning and e-Working platform.
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* [http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=48175 MediaWiki Tango Theme] -- [http://www.mediawiki.org MediaWiki] is a wiki engine.
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* [[User:PauLoX|Plango]] -- Tango Icons for [http://plone.org/products/plango Plone]
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=== Deprecated ===
 
* [[TangoDeprecated|Tango Deprecated]] -- widely used icons that don't make much sense to drag along.
 
* [[TangoDeprecated|Tango Deprecated]] -- widely used icons that don't make much sense to drag along.
* [http://www.bomahy.nl/hylke/tango/files/tango-emotes-gaim-0.1.0.tar.gz Emotes Gaim] -- smiley theme for gaim.
 
* [http://www.bomahy.nl/hylke/tango/files/tango-emotes-kopete-0.1.0.tar.gz Emotes Kopete] -- smiley theme for kopete.
 
* [http://www.uhoreg.ca/programming/tango-emoticons.jisp Emotes Psi] -- smiley theme for Psi.
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/moreinfo.php?id=1565 Tango Icons for Firefox] -- Mozilla Firefox theme
 
* [http://my.opera.com/community/customize/comments.dml?id=3465 Opera Icon Theme] -- an Opera browser "skin" using tango-styled icons.
 

Latest revision as of 19:09, 11 August 2010

We have designed a basic set of desktop icons that follow the style guidelines. The set has been created as a proof of concept for the style, but works rather well as a replacement for the base theme under GNOME and KDE.

  • Tango Icon Gallery - a sample implementation of the naming spec following the style guidelines.

CVS

You can check out the tango-icon-theme module from freedesktop.org cvs:

cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/tango login
cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/tango co tango-icon-theme

You can check out the icon-naming-utils module from freedesktop.org cvs:

cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/icon-theme login
cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/icon-theme co icon-naming-utils

Download

Install

Tango-feet.png

Lookup

The Tango icon library contains a basic set of icons for the most common usage. To make it easier for a developer to find an appropriate icon for their application a number of aids are there to help.

The SVG versions of the icons contain useful meta information such as keywords which enable searching. The naming specification defines structured naming scheme that also helps.

In future we also plan to provide a web-based searching facility for finding icons easily.

How to Participate

Users

  • You may file bugs in our Bugzilla
  • The icon-naming-utils may be missing links to existing names. Patches are welcome on the tango mailing list.

Artists

  • You should make sure you have read and understood Generic Icon Theme Guidelines. Suggestions to improve the guidelines to better match the goals of the Tango project are welcome on the tango-artists mailing list.
  • As for file formats, the bitmap icons should be RGBA PNG and the vector icons in SVG format.
  • While this is no requirement, we suggest you use Free Software to produce the artwork. Try Inkscape for a vector editor and GIMP fits the bill perfectly as a bitmap icon editor.
  • Join the Tango-artists mailing list.
  • If you are an independent software vendor and you aim to comply with theme guidelines, let us know your thoughts too. Screenshots are welcome.
  • We hold semi-regular drawing sessions each Friday. Feel free to join the effort.

Additional Sets

While the base set aims to fulfill the core icon needs, we are working on additional icon sets for used in specialized applications.

Applications



Also see the original themes:

File Types

  • Artist
  • Hacker
  • Musician
  • Office Worker

GNU/Linux distributions

  • Ubuntu's Tango Theme -- a derivative of the standard Tango theme, using a more orange approach. (ubuntu)

Web platforms

Deprecated

  • Tango Deprecated -- widely used icons that don't make much sense to drag along.