KImageIO::mimeTypes and SVG/SVGZ Files

Michael Pyne mpyne at
Wed Aug 31 16:39:13 BST 2011

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 16:33:15 Stefan Majewsky wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at> wrote:
> >> But I have a general question: Why is there a "Name[lang]=" field at all
> >> ?
> >> The translation for the mime types is already given in the
> >> shared-mime-info
> >> database.
> > 
> > Because it is a .desktop file and .desktop Name fields are translated.
> I think the question is, why is there a Name field in the desktop file
> when the shared-mime-info database has that data already?

The Desktop Entry Spec far predates shared-mime-info IIRC. And besides, 
desktop files provide a superset of mime-type info. There's probably a good 
underlying question here (such as why use .desktop files for mime types now 
that we have shared-mime-info) but the reason Name fields in .desktop files 
are translated is an easy enough answer.

 - Michael Pyne
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