[ubuntu-art] .doc, .xls, etc icons in Humanity Update

Kenneth Wimer kwwii at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 17 15:50:49 GMT 2010


On Wednesday 17 February 2010 07:38:23 am Merk wrote:
> I'm not asking why the OS X was directly copied instead of either Windows
> one.  I'm asking why any existing Word icon was copied at all.

It is a mimetype and as such needs to visually represent a certain type of 
file. It goes without saying that when everyone associates a certain 
look/letter/number with something they don't search for other visual 
metaphors. People expect certain things to look certain ways ;)

--
Ken



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