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Specification compliance of icon names

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

 media-floppy               OK
 audio-headset              OK *
 audio-input-line           OK *
 audio-input-microphone     OK
 battery                    OK
 camera-photo               OK
 media-optical-audio        OK *
 media-optical-recordable   OK *
 phone                      OK
 cpu                        ??
 media-optical              OK
 drive-removable-media      OK
 drive-harddisk             OK
 drive-removable-media-usb  OK **
 multimedia-player-ipod     OK? **
                            (why do the Tango guys keep
                             the -apple out of the name?)
 input-gaming               OK
 input-keyboard             OK
 computer-laptop            OK *
 media-flash-memory-stick   OK **
 modem                      OK
 input-mouse                OK
 multimedia-player          OK
 drive-remote               OK *
 printer                    OK
 video-projector            OK *
 scanner                    OK
 video-display              OK
 media-flash-sd-mmc         OK **
 media-flash-smart-media    OK **
 computer                   OK
 input-tablet               OK
 drive-removable-media-usb-pendrive  OK **
 video-television           OK *
 camera-web                 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 devices/ (after renaming) so they need to be added. Descriptions taken from the specification.

   The icon used for the audio rendering device.

   The fallback icon for video cameras

   The icon used for optical media drives such as CD and DVD.

   The fallback icon used for flash media, such as memory stick
   and SD.

   The icon used for generic physical tape media.

   The icon used for wired network connections.

   The icon used for wireless network connections.

   This is the fallback icon for Personal Digial Assistant devices.
   Primary use of this icon is for PDA devices connected to the PC.
   Connection medium is not an important aspect of the icon. The 
   metaphor for this fallback icon should be a generic
   PDA device icon.

To do for Oxygen *and* the spec

Icons that are neither in the spec nor in Oxygen's devices/ (after renaming) but still should be added to both.

   The icon used for physical optical media such as CD and DVD
   containing video content.

Don't know what to do with...

   The specification does not contain any low-level processing
   units, such as CPUs or RAM. I can't think of an appropriate
   "category" name for those. The only word that I found which
   comes close was "internal-*" (internal-cpu, internal-memory, ...)
   but I'm not sure if this consistent with the rest of the
   devices category in the spec and extensible enough.
   Input and better ideas appreciated.

Summary of the suggested 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.

   The icon used for handsfree headset devices that combine a pair
   of headphones or earphones with a microphone.

   The icon used for audio line input devices.

   The icon used for physical optical media such as CD and DVD
   containing audio content.

   The icon used for physical optical media such as CD and DVD
   containing video content.

   The icon used for recordable physical optical media,
   such as CD-R and DVD-R.

   The icon used for a portable computing device as a whole.

   The icon used for remotely accessed drives, such as
   NFS or WebDAV mounts.

   The icon used for a projector that video gets displayed to.

   The icon used for a television device, such as
   CRT or flat panel displays.

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