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

Joeri Jungschlager jjungschlager at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 09:01:13 GMT 2010

It would be aviable soon.
EU rules practilly take care of that.

2010/2/18 François Degrave <fdegrave at gmail.com>

> Thorsten Wilms a écrit :
> > On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 09:13 +0100, François Degrave wrote:
> >
> >
> >> I'd rather think this is because Adobe has nothing to do with pdf
> >> anymore; I still think that no reference to an app should appear in a
> >> file icon if this app is not installed and meant to deal with this kind
> >> of files. I truly think that a file icon containing a "Adobe" logo means
> >> to the user: if I open this, it will be launched in Adobe Reader.
> >>
> >
> >
> > I agree. However, it shouldn't be about what is installed. I'd say: a
> > mime-type icon should, or rather may, only include or refer to an
> > application icon, if that application is the only one that deals with
> > that file-type (ability to open files in a text-editor or hex-viewer or
> > similar doesn't count, of course).
> >
> I totally agree. That means doc, xls, ppt files should not refer to Ms
> Office apps, neither should pdf refer to Adobe or psd to Photoshop -- ok
> the last one is the only that can entirely deal with psd, however some
> image viewers can render psd nicely and The Gimp can edit them to a
> certain extend (plus it seems strange to have a reference in Linux to an
> app that is not even available on this platform).
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