Icon naming spec: generic binary MIME type icon?
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Thu Nov 27 10:39:09 PST 2008
I think the icon naming spec is lacking a generic binary MIME type icon. For
example, recent shared-mime-info has set text-x-generic for a lot of file
types that have nothing to do with text, I suppose because there's no better
alternative available. And I guess this will result in an icon for text
files being shown for quite a few binary files in some contexts, and being
confused ("Hey, the icon shows this is a text file, I have several text
editors installed, why doesn't it open when I click it?" or "Why does this
text file show only gibberish when I open it in a text editor?").
How about adding let's say
binary-x-generic: The icon used for generic binary file types.
...to the "Standard MIME Type Icons" list?
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