OSD symbols

Ted Gould ted at gould.cx
Tue Dec 8 06:23:49 PST 2009

On Sun, 2009-12-06 at 16:43 +0000, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> Jakub Steiner wrote on 02/12/09 22:55:
> >...
> > What the important part here is that the color isn't defined in the
> > icon itself, it's up to the widget theme to define in all sorts of
> > different contexts like we have it for text. Eg. panel, menu, toolbar,
> > when it's hovered over, disabled, that sort of thing.
> Maybe, but then someone would have to maintain a color naming
> specification (however simple) alongside the icon naming specification.
> I know of only one attempt to do something similar: CSS system colors,
> which was a failure. <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/ui.html#system-colors>
> We'd need to identify what went wrong there and how not to repeat it.

My thoughts there would be that we'd have a small set of "well known
names" but then we could have themes extend it.  Since a widget theme
and an icon theme are usually matched it seems like this would work for
most cases.


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