[Libreoffice] LibreOffice Icon Naming
rugby471 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 11:52:04 PDT 2010
The way that LibreOffice packages its icon themes if far too complex and
difficult and therefore stifles creativity when it comes to creating new
Icon are given cryptic names such as envvl_l.png in cryptic directories
sw/res and therefore an artist has to spend more time working out where
should go, rather than creating a theme.
I propose that a readable naming scheme should be put in place that
maybe something similar to what GTK uses at the moment?
As well as this, only icon should be distributed in a theme package, not
unnecessary files such as go-oo-team.png :) These should be packaged with
LibreOffice, not in the icon theme package.
Issues with icons/artwork in LibreOffice:
Sizes are not easily separated
Names are cryptic
Directories are classed by component, icons can't be shared and
it is difficult to locate an icon
High contrast is mixed into each icon theme, instead of being a
separate icon theme
A good thing to base our icon and artwork structure on, is the Tango
Icon Naming Spec
solves all of the issues above, however the Tango Icon Naming Spec is
too small for LibreOffice and so we would have to extend the spec.
I think the scheme should go as such:
Icon themes would be Tango, Galaxy or HighColour (the High Colour theme
should be a separate theme).
== Examples ==
= Icons In Tango Spec =
= Icons in LibO Extended Spec =
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