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Re: Fedora 8 Test 2 Icon Review



On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 20:11 +0200, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 19:53 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 18:51 +0200, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 12:46 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > Can you add
> > > > 
> > > > gtk-icon-sizes="panel-foobar=24,24:panel-menu=24,24"
> > > > 
> > > > to your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 and try again ? Does it look better ?
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > So, this helps for apps that only install a 48x48 app icon,
> > > like gthumb, but it makes the situation worse for the places
> > > where we actually have a 22x22 icon, like file-roller, or the
> > > various preference menus. The 22 vs 24 problem should really 
> > > be fixed, one way or the other.
> > > 
> > > 
> > In tango icon theme guidelines [1] it is mentioned that the 22x22 size
> > is preferred and gnome also seems to be heading this way, so I'd be
> > inclined to solve it this way (i.e. creating 22x22 icons where missing).
> > 
> > Also, during the review I have done for Echo icons, I have found that
> > some applications do not install their icons into the hicolor icon theme
> > while they are recommended to do so [2].
> 
> 22x22 is just a really bad idea, since it breaks everybody who follows
> the earlier recommendation to install a 48x48, which scales down nicely
> to 24x24. Also in the age of rising dpi, it doesn't make much sense to
> make icons even smaller...
> 

And therefore enforces the creation of smaller sizes which is good,
because not every icon that looks good at 48x48 is good at 24x24 - there
are four times less pixels... I don't know whether making smaller icons
makes sense or not, but the trend is here and I think we should follow
it. Tango does this, Gnome as well, why we should differ?

Thanks,
Martin

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