[kde-artists] Re: move crystal icons to hicolour (moving to kde-artists)

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Jun 7 00:01:05 BST 2005

Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 05:38:05PM -0700, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>HiColor icons should be installed as "hicolor".
> There is no such thing as a "hicolor icon", unlike kdeclassic or
> crystal it's not an artistic style, any style of icon can go in there.

Yes, and NO!  A HiColor icon is an unthemed icon.  So we know what 
HiColor is not.  Therefore, Crystal style is not HiColor because Crystal 
style is strongly themed.

But I really think that we do know what HiColor *is*.  KDE 2 style icons 
are HiColor (But this does not mean that HiColor icons have to be KDE 2 
style).  The unthemed icons that come with non-KDE applications are 
HiColor.  HiColor icons should have a normal tonal range and color 
palate (like KDE 2 icons and unthemed application icons).

In the case of Crystal style, it is their tonal range and color palate 
that make them incompatible with the HiColor style.  I think that in 
many cases, "uncrystallized" icons can be used as HiColor.  Some Crystal 
icons have too much blue for this to work and they would need more work 
to qualify as HiColor.

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