OSD symbols

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Wed Dec 2 08:48:38 PST 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 09:05 -0600, Ted Gould wrote:

> > 
> > I don't think anything replacing individual colors is going to work very
> > well in general. I was thinking you'd probably have to do something the
> > color rotation in the gimp: convert to hls, rotate to map hue in icon to
> > hue of theme color, then convert back. That would let you have 'red' as
> > alert color in your icon and e.g. purple in the theme, and let you map
> > all shades of red in the icon to shades of purple.
> I strongly believe that we shouldn't do any automatic choosing of color,
> and just allow the theme to set symbolic color names that are passed
> into the SVG as named colors.  So a theme could set a "warning_color"
> and adjust that based on what colors work.  Computers suck at choosing
> colors and there becomes a11y issues as well.

I didn't talk about automatic choosing of colors, I was talking about
the fact that being restricted to a single shade of red is not optimal,
even in a mostly-monochromatic icon. 

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