Additional devices in icon-naming-spec

Jerome Leclanche adys.wh at
Mon Apr 14 07:23:45 PDT 2014

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Côme BERNIGAUD
<come.bernigaud at> wrote:
>> That's for media types though. According to the spec the fallback for
>> devices is understood as <primary function>-<manufacturer>-<model>.
>> Falling back on "headphone" if "headphone-headset" is not present
>> sounds fine, but then needs to be specified as such imho.
>> "drive-removable-media" which is also in the spec would make no sense
>> as "drive-removable"; same goes for "multimedia-player".
> True, but there is a lot of uses of this kind of fallbacks, it is often used
> for mimetypes, and applications, I’ve seen themes with
> internet-mail-thunderbird icon and internet-mail fallback (btw,
> applications/internet-mail and applications/internet-browser are not even in
> icon-naming-spec :-O)
> Maybe we should even add this fallback logic to icon-theme-spec?
>> In a more generic way: Agreed on computer-laptop. Also agreed on
>> audio-headphones and audio-headphones-headset. Maybe
>> media-flash-sdcard instead of media-sdcard.
> Why not.
>> I suppose it would make sense to move things to a mobile- prefix if
>> you go with that. mobile-pda (move it there), mobile-phone (does not
>> replace phone, however would fall back to it I suppose),
> This is a problem I had also, most themes have a mobile phone icon in
> devices/phone, and when you DO need an icon for phones, you’re screwed.

That's what "devices/phone" is, as opposed to suggested
devices/mobile-phone. At least that's how I understood it

>> mobile-phone-smartphone, mobile-tablet, mobile-tablet-reader (?
>> instead of ebook-reader). We could also move multimedia-player to
>> mobile-multimedia-player.
> not sure about ebook specializing tablet and multimedia-player in mobile…

I'm fine with mobile-ebook-reader and multimedia-player instead.

>> I didn't want to nab the name "fax" as that is what you would call the
>> document itself. If a single-word logic must be retained, we could go
>> with one of "phone-fax", "telecopier" or "phone-telecopier". Anyway,
>> for some reason I don't think there'll be too many actual users of
>> that icon :)
> devices/fax can be used as the document itself would not be in devices.
> telecopier is also ok. Not sure about putting that under phone prefix…

So devices/telecopier then. Sounds fine to me.

>> We could move router to network-router. modem can stay where it's at.
>> Forgot two in my original email: drive-harddisk-ssd, for SSDs (falls
>> back to drive-harddisk) and media-sim for SIM cards (need it on phones
>> and tablets).

J. Leclanche

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