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  format-text-strikethrough      OK
 
  format-text-strikethrough      OK
 
  format-text-underline          OK
 
  format-text-underline          OK
  format-font-size-less          OK
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  format-font-size-less          OK **
  format-font-size-more          OK
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  format-font-size-more          OK **
  format-line-spacing-double    OK
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  format-line-spacing-double    OK **
  format-line-spacing-normal    OK
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  format-line-spacing-normal    OK **
  format-line-spacing-triple    OK
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  format-line-spacing-triple    OK **
  format-text-subscript          OK
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  format-text-subscript          OK **
  format-text-superscript        OK
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  format-text-superscript        OK **
 
  go-bottom                      OK
 
  go-bottom                      OK
 
  go-down                        OK
 
  go-down                        OK

Revision as of 09:25, 3 September 2007

Only partially ready for consumption. We already found out about which Oxygen icons already conform to the spec, but the ones that don't conform are not yet listed in here, and there's not yet a plan at the moment on how to proceed with those.

Contents

Specification compliance of icon names

Icon names without notes already exist in the freedesktop.org icon naming specification.

 about-kde                      -> help-about-kde **
 add-user                       -> list-add-user **
 application-exit               OK
 ark-adddir                     -> list-add-directory-archive **
 ark-addfile                    -> list-add-file-archive **
 ark-delete                     -> list-remove-file-archive **
 ark-extract                    -> archive-extract *
 ark-view                       -> document-preview-archive **
 battery-discharging-000        -> status/battery-low-000 **
 battery-discharging-020        -> status/battery-low
 battery-discharging-040        -> status/battery-caution
 battery-discharging-060        -> status/battery-060 **
 battery-discharging-080        -> status/battery-080 **
 battery-discharging-100        -> status/battery-100 **
 battery-charging-000           -> status/battery-charging-low-000 **
 battery-charging-020           -> status/battery-charging-low **
 battery-charging-040           -> status/battery-charging-caution **
 battery-charging-060           -> status/battery-charging-060 **
 battery-charging-080           -> status/battery-charging-080 **
 battery-charging-100           -> status/battery-charging-100 **
                                   there's already text-center
 compfile                       -> run-build-file **
 delete-user                    -> list-remove-user **
 dialog-apply                   OK *
 dialog-cancel                  OK
 dialog-close                   OK
 dialog-error                   -> status/dialog-error
 dialog-information             -> status/dialog-information
 dialog-ok                      OK
 dialog-warning                 -> status/dialog-warning
 document-new                   OK (or "new-document", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 document-open                  OK (or "open", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 document-open-recent           OK (or "open-recent", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 document-print                 OK
 document-print-preview         OK
 document-properties            OK
 document-revert                OK
 document-save                  OK (or "save", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 document-save-as               OK (or "save-as", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 edit                           OK *
 editshred                      -> edit-delete-shred **
 edit-add                       OK *
 edit-clear                     OK (Note: Only in CVS,
                                    not yet in 0.8 of the spec.)
 edit-copy                      OK
 edit-cut                       OK
 edit-delete                    OK *
 edit-find                      OK
 edit-paste                     OK
 edit-redo                      OK
 edit-undo                      OK
 edit-user                      OK **
                                   (In case "edit" is approved.)
 folder-new                     OK (or "new-folder", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 folder-open                    -> status/folder-open
 format-indent-less             OK
 format-indent-more             OK
 format-justify-center          OK
 format-justify-left            OK
 format-justify-right           OK
 format-justify-fill            OK
 format-text-bold               OK
 format-text-italic             OK
 format-text-strikethrough      OK
 format-text-underline          OK
 format-font-size-less          OK **
 format-font-size-more          OK **
 format-line-spacing-double     OK **
 format-line-spacing-normal     OK **
 format-line-spacing-triple     OK **
 format-text-subscript          OK **
 format-text-superscript        OK **
 go-bottom                      OK
 go-down                        OK
 go-first                       OK
 go-home                        OK
 goto-page                      -> go-jump
 go-last                        OK
 go-next                        OK
 go-previous                    OK
 go-top                         OK
 go-up                          OK
 help-contents                  OK
 help-whatsthis                 -> help-contextual *
 identity                       -> contact-new
                                   (maybe add a "new" sparkle?)
 list-add                       OK
 list-remove                    OK
 mail-delete                    -> edit-delete-mail
 mail-forward                   OK
 mail-get                       -> mail-receive *
 mail-ham                       -> mail-mark-notjunk
 mail-message-new               OK (or "new-message-mail", wait for
                                    the outcome of the discussion)
 mail-new                       -> svn rm,
                                   in favor of mail-message-new
 mail-reply-all                 OK
 mail-reply-sender              OK with the current spec, but in
                                   order to enable mail-reply-list,
                                   we rather want this to be
                                   mail-reply.
 mail-replylist                 -> mail-reply-list ** (see above)
 mail-send                      OK
 make-kdevelop                  -> run-build **
 media-eject                    OK
 media-playback-pause           OK
 media-playback-start           OK
 media-playback-stop            OK
 media-playlist-clear           -> edit-clear-playlist **
 media-playlist-refresh         -> view-refresh-playlist **
 media-record                   OK
 media-seek-backward            OK
 media-seek-forward             OK
 media-skip-backward            OK
 media-skip-forward             OK
 newfont                        -> list-add-font
 object-rotate-left             OK
 object-rotate-right            OK
 password                       -> status/dialog-password
 process-stop                   OK (Note: Only in CVS,
                                    not yet in 0.8 of the spec.)
 save-all                       -> document-save-all *
                                   (or save-all *, wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 switchuser                     -> system-switch-user *
 system-lock-screen             OK
 system-log-out                 OK
 system-run                     OK (or "run", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 system-search                  OK (suggest to rename to
                                    system-find, for consistency)
 tab-breakoff                   -> tab-detach *
 tab-duplicate                  OK *
 tab-new                        -> tab-new-background **
 tab-new-raised                 -> tab-new *
 tab-remove                     -> tab-close *
                                   (in accordance to window-close)
 tools-check-spelling           OK
 viewmag1                       -> zoom-original
 view-fullscreen                OK
 view-refresh                   OK
 view-restore                   OK
 window-close                   OK (or "close-window", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 window-new                     OK (or "new-window", wait for the
                                    outcome of the discussion)
 zoom-original                  -> svn rm, or zoom *
 zoom-best-fit                  -> zoom-fit-best
 zoom-in                        OK
 zoom-out                       OK
 *  suggesting this for inclusion into the icon naming specification
 ** not in the spec, but let's keep it out of there anyways,
    it's not really suited to be a standard icon

To do for Oxygen

Icons that are in the spec, but not yet in Oxygen's actions/ (after renaming) so they need to be added. Descriptions taken from the specification

 address-book-new
   The icon used for the action to create a new address book.
   (or "new-address-book", depending on the outcome
    of the discussion.)

 appointment-new
   The icon used for the action to create a new appointment
   in a calendaring application. (or "new-appointment",
   depending on the outcome of the discussion)

 document-page-setup
   The icon for the page setup action of a document editor.

 edit-find-replace
   The icon for the find and replace action.

 edit-select-all
   The icon for the select all action.

 format-text-direction-ltr
   The icon for the left-to-right text formatting action.

 format-text-direction-rtl
   The icon for the right-to-left formatting action.

 help-about
   The icon for the About item in the Help menu.
   (Editor's note: not used in KDE, probably a copy of
    the "(i)" icon is sufficient.)

 help-faq
   The icon for the FAQ item in the Help menu.
   (Editor's note: not used in KDE either, at the moment.)

 insert-image
   The icon for the insert image action of an application.

 insert-link
   The icon for the insert link action of an application.

 insert-object
   The icon for the insert object action of an application.

 insert-text
   The icon for the insert text action of an application.

 mail-mark-important
   The icon for the mark as important action of an
   electronic mail application.

 mail-mark-junk
   The icon for the mark as junk action of an
   electronic mail application.

 mail-mark-read
   The icon for the mark as read action of an
   electronic mail application.

 mail-mark-unread
   The icon for the mark as unread action of an
   electronic mail application.

 mail-send-receive
   The icon for the send and receive action of an
   electronic mail application.

 object-flip-horizontal
   The icon for the action to flip an object horizontally.

 object-flip-vertical
   The icon for the action to flip an object vertically.

 view-sort-ascending
   The icon used for the "Sort Ascending" item in the
   application's "View" menu, or in a button for
   changing the sort method for a list.

 view-sort-descending
   The icon used for the "Sort Descending" item in the
   application's "View" menu, or in a button for
   changing the sort method for a list.

To do for Oxygen *and* the spec

Icons that are neither in the spec nor in Oxygen but should be added to both.

 insert-table
   The icon for the insert table action of an application.

Summary of the suggested changes and additions

The ones marked with * and should therefore go into the icon naming specification, presented here in a shorter list for a better overview. Including a suggested short description text like needed for inclusion in the spec.

 archive-extract
   The icon used for the action that extracts files and directories
   from an archive.

 dialog-apply
   The icon used for the "Apply" button that might appear
   in dialog windows.

 edit
   The icon for the generic edit action.
   (Rationale: There are a lot of things that need to be edited:
    bookmarks, contacts, todos, away messages, fill/stroke colors,
    app specific item properties of any kind, ...
    There should be a generic edit icon as a common ground
    and fallback for these use cases.)

 help-contextual
   The icon for the contextual help / "What's this" icon
   in the Help menu.

 insert-table
   The icon for the insert table action of an application.

 mail-receive
   The icon for the receive action of an
   electronic mail application.

 mail-reply-sender -> mail-reply
   (Rationale: In order to support more reply methods than
    the expected ones. KMail, at least, has "Reply" as
    "intelligent reply" - automatically do the right thing -
    and also "Reply to all", "Reply to author" and
    "Reply to mailing list". The latter is not in the spec,
    and doesn't need to be, but in order to enable
    mail-reply-list, we need a mail-reply fallback.)

 system-switch-user
   The icon used for the "Switch User" item in the
   desktop's panel application.

 system-search -> system-find
   The icon used for the "Find Files/Folders" item in the
   desktop's panel application.
   (Rationale: For consistency - edit-find also uses Find,
    and there's no good reason to use Search here.)

 tab-detach
   The icon used for the "Detach Tab" action.

 tab-duplicate
   The icon used for the "Duplicate Tab" action.

 tab-new (or possibly new-tab, see below)
 tab-remove (or possibly close-tab, see below)

 zoom-fit-height
   The icon used for the "Zoom to Height" item
   in the application's "View" menu.
   
 zoom-fit-width
   The icon used for the "Zoom to Width" item
   in the application's "View" menu.
   
 zoom-fit-best (instead of zoom-best-fit)

And now for the radical stuff:

 new
   The icon for the create action.
   (Rationale: Right now, the spec has quite a number of *-new
    icons, but is totally unflexible when it comes to adding
    other stuff that can be created. I propose edit-create as a
    basis and fallback for all "new" icons, regardless if they
    create documents, mails, podcasts, windows, menu entries in
    the start menu editor, classes and functions in integrated
    development environments, whatever. If this icon is there,
    every app and KDE core library can have "new" items while
    staying specification compliant.)
   (Consequences for existing icons in the spec:
    address-book-new -> new-address-book
    appointment-new  -> new-appointment
    contact-new      -> new-contact
    document-new     -> new-document
    folder-new       -> new-folder
    mail-message-new -> new-message-mail
    window-new       -> new-window)

Of course, doing that breaks the current namespacing scheme of the spec's actions category, as for example document-new is ripped apart from the other document icons. I think this is ok for actions that are not solely specific to documents/windows/dialogs, because it is important for extensibility, hence the idea of fallbacks.

Consequently, there should be at least one more "generalization":

 close
   The icon for the close action.
   (Consequences for existing icons in the spec:
    dialog-close -> close-dialog
    window-close -> close-window)
   (Opens up opportunities for:
    close-document
    close-tab
    close-project)

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