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Re: [Echo] Reworked media-optical icon

Martin Sourada wrote:
On Sun, 2008-05-04 at 22:59 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:

I've just finished reworking the media-optical icon to follow the
guidelines and to have all the necessary sizes. There remains one simple
question to answer (apart from approval from you ;-) - how we will make
the derivations: media-optical-{cd,dvd,bd,hddvd}? Just add the text (CD,
DVD, BLU-RAY, HD DVD)? Use label with the text? Use different colours?
Any suggestions? I'd prefer one of the text variants, since it's clear
what the text says (while different colours might cause confusion).
Also, there is an alternative that we just symlink all those to

Comments welcome,


I've added two variants (in 22x22 size) of the derivations. One utilises
text, the other colour. IMHO, the text is hard do read, but good enough
to be able to tell if it's CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or HDDVD; and I like it more
than the colour variants. It'll work better for desktop-size icons
[48x48]. Also, the text isn't usable for 16x16 icon, so I'd go with just
one icon for all for this size.

Any comments?


Hi Martyn!
Is there a sane user case for when you need to use these labels?
The only one I can think of is "I have both a Blueray and a HDDVD player on my machine. I inserted both yesterday and they are both movie X, now I can't tell them apart". Not a very common situation though. I personally never found labels like these helping since I only use one disc media at a time and with different titles. Instead they tend make things look more busy, especially at the smaller sizes.
- Andreas

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