Icon Naming Specification 0.1

Rodney Dawes dobey at novell.com
Fri Apr 1 19:19:48 EEST 2005

Apparently the first copy is stuck in the moderation queue, as it was
slightly larger than 40K. Here is the second version, that contains a
couple of typographical fixes.

-- dobey

On Tue, 2005-03-29 at 15:19 -0500, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> Here is the first draft of a full icon naming standard specification.
> This is implemented as a secondary specification, which the Icon Theme
> should reference, once this specification gains acceptance. Some of the
> action icons in this version do not have descriptions. The icons that do
> not are fairly obvious actions, and I would rather get this spec sent
> out than spending the next 3 hours typing descriptions for another 70
> icons or so. I will be soon finishing up a perl script and XML mapping
> file as well, to help migrate existing themes to this spec, and to allow
> the spec to work with current implementations of the icon theme, which
> do not follow this spec, as well as to allow fallbacks for various icons
> to work in those implementations. The list of icons is not 100%
> canonical yet either, but allows authors to start migrating to this
> spec, by covering a majority of the icons in the currently available
> themes.
> How do I go about getting an account on fd.o so that we can get this up
> and on-line, so that the xhtml gets generated for the web pages
> properly? I'd like to get this up and having feedback from others
> implemented as quickly as possible, so that we can get to a more
> complete specification more quickly.
> As soon as I get the migration script working, I will be migrating the
> gnome-icon-theme for Gnome 2.11 to use this specification.
> Thanks.
> -- dobey
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