[ubuntu-art] Human vs. Tango

Alex Jones alex at weej.com
Sun Feb 18 15:26:33 GMT 2007

Hi Étienne

On Sun, 2007-02-18 at 12:13 +0100, Étienne Bersac wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> > Is the general consensus here that intermixing Human and Tango icons is
> > acceptable?
> This was discussed. The Tangerine project first aim to provide a
> Humanized Tango theme. However, it does not fit the sabdfl taste.
> Remember that the consensus IS sabdfl ;).

Isn't that more of a Tangofied Human theme, not the other way around?

> Imo, Tangerine is very complete and fit very well both with Tango theme
> and overall Human Gtk+, Metacity and Wallpaper theme. Human has nice
> icons, but often, tiny icon (24x24 and beyond, see menu for example) are
> really unusable. Tango take tiny icon in account, not Human. Human is
> quite incomplete, but that's not that easy to build an entire icon set.
> Human was created by "IconFactory" an opaque structure (individual ?
> entreprise ?) hired by sabdfl.

That is a shame. Like I said, I prefer the Human style and would love if
some style guidelines and palettes were released so that I could, for
example, "Humanize" the Gossip and Ephy icons.

> I already told that here, but obviously, people do not want to adapt
> icon to tiny size.
> What i like in Human is folder, warning, error, information, report a
> bug. But that does not make an entire set. The ubuntu logo (menu bar,
> about ubuntu) is fuzzy where all other icons are sharp.
> So, yeah, Ubuntu lake consistency.
> See http://daniel.holba.ch/ubuntu/ic/ .
> Étienne.
Alex Jones

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