[ubuntu-art] Tangerine in universe (and some general comments on all artwork)

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at home.se
Wed Apr 12 03:18:44 BST 2006

Pascal Klein wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 02:10 +0200, Étienne Bersac wrote:world has never seen !
>> Also, Tango has good base for helping choosing a good color. http:// 
>> tango-project.org/Tango_Icon_Theme_Guidelines . Those guys rox. They  
>> did a great work. We MUST base our artwork on those good Guidelines.
> We can't follow the Tango guidelines completely. Realise that the Tango
> Desktop Project aims to bring a consistent look to the Linux desktop,
> emphasis on the 'a'. It will not be the only, I certainly hope not.
> The Tango icon set is the first icon set to use the freedesktop.org icon
> naming specificiation and I hope that other icon sets in the future will
> adhere to this standard as well. This should not however extend
> necessarily to the guidelines on other icon sets. That is what makes
> them different. Tangerine does not need to adhere completely to the
> Tango guidelines, just like Human and Blue Curve do not.
Um, yes tangerine does actually adhere to the tango style guidelines 
completely. Tangerine takes all the colors from the tango palette, has 
the correct inner and outer stroke etc. and all the other stuff outlined 
in the style guide (and therefore makes it blend in well with other 
icons using the guidelines, yay!). There is nowhere in the tango 
guidelines that say that all icons must be blue and that they can't be 
brown, tangerine-icon-theme just makes more use of the orange and 
chocolate shades, while tango-icon-theme has made more use of sky blue 
and chameleon colors. [1]
But yes, you are correct that tango-icon-theme is just a icon set using 
both the naming-spec and the style guide.
- Andreas

1. http://tango-project.org/Tango_Icon_Theme_Guidelines#Color_Palette

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