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

François Degrave fdegrave at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 16:04:20 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

Ok but it feels uncomfortable to use the "w" of "Ms Word" for OOo Word 
Processor, the "p" of "Ms Powerpoint" for OOo impress etc. The proper 
color -- blue for the word processor, orange for impress, green for calc 
-- together with an explicit icon is far sufficient in my opinion.

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