Associating a mime-type with an icon

Thomas Leonard tal00r at
Thu Feb 26 12:48:15 EET 2004

On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 09:44:03AM +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 22:46, Benjamin Dauvergne wrote:
> > Hello
> > 
> > There is actually mime-type and icon-theme spec, but i would like to
> > know if the different desktops are converging toward a same method for
> > getting the icon to represent a particular mime-type.
> I think the mime type spec hints about a way to do this mapping, but i
> don't know if anyone is using that. Gnome is not at least, we use a
> slightly different mapping.
> Mimetype image/x-foo maps to gnome-mime-image-x-foo, and if that doesn't
> exist it looks for gnome-mime-image.

ROX is using the new mapping. There are some icon themes using it here:

(there are also some old-style ROX-specific themes there, so be careful)

I think the sensible thing to do is try the new name, and fall back to the
GNOME name if it's missing. However, the fallback won't always work
because the MIME spec uses different names for some types (due to the
merge with KDE's database).

Thomas Leonard
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