[ubuntu-art] .doc, .xls, etc icons in Humanity Update
merkinman at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 17 01:11:48 GMT 2010
Chris Tooley-2 wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Mark Curtis <merkinman at hotmail.com>
>> I deliberately didn't do perspective because I didn't want it to look too
>> much like the Mac OS X version. I was thinking of highlights and/or
>> where is the svg for the icon stored as that was a quick mockup from the
>> Look at the Wikipedia article on Microsoft Word to see the icon for Mac
>> OS X
>> (as well as Windows for 2007 and 2010)
>>> Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:09:45 -0800
>>> From: euxneks at gmail.com
>>> To: ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com
>>> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-art] .doc, .xls, etc icons in Humanity Update
>>> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Merk <merkinman at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> > So I see a lot of nice changes with the humanity icon update. However
>>> > the
>>> > icons for .doc, .xls etc are really bothersome.
>>> > The icons are blatantly ripped off the OSX version of Office. Why?
>>> > I can understand having a W be pronounced in the icon for .doc like
>>> > versions of word, but why make the W exactly like that in the OSX
>>> > version?
>>> > Most people coming to Ubuntu would be coming from Windows if anything.
>>> > I removed the Mac OS X Word W and replaced it simply with the Ubuntu
>>> > Title
>>> > Font and already find it an improvement
>>> > http://old.nabble.com/file/p27613841/humanity.png Current Humanity
>>> > file
>>> > http://old.nabble.com/file/p27613841/humanity2.png Slight change to
>>> > Humanity
>>> > .doc file
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>>> I like it, but I think a little bit of perspective and some highlights
>>> to match the W of the previous version would make it that much better.
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> I found the icon in the elementary icons set, which you should be able
> to download from launchpad.
> The icons are called things like "application-msword.svg" and
> "application-vnd-ms-excel.svg". Perspective may not be needed -
> also, if anyone knows how to transform perspective with inkscape,
> please let me know, but I think the gradient used in the original plus
> a shadow as per the original may be necessary :) Look at the attached
> to see what I mean (i'm currently on a mac so I don't have the ubuntu
> font and this is just a quick sketch up anyway).
> You should also consider whether this implies "microsoft word" to your
> average user.
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The Ubuntu Title Font is available on sites like dafont.com
I took the svg file and used the same color gradients and stroke. I do NOT
want to do perspective as I feel that makes it lean too far to the Mac look
and not a generic Word look. See the attached icons for Windows and Mac
versions of Word:
Microsoft Word 2010 - Windows
Microsoft Word 2007 - Windows
http://old.nabble.com/file/p27617704/Word_Mac_2008_icon.png Microsoft Word
2008 - Mac
http://old.nabble.com/file/p27617704/humanity-msword.svg Second version of
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