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Re: choice for the new emacs icon

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: choice for the new emacs icon
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 09:10:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Miles,

>>   > These new icons look very "OSX"...]
>> Which would be a positive thing, isn't it?
> Um.
> Icons on OSX are often very pretty and glossy looking, but they don't
> necessarily mesh well with what's on other systems...
> [e.g., the trend on OSX seems to be towards hyper-realistic icons,
> whereas on other systems, icons tend to be more abstract.]

The new icons match KDE4's Qxygen theme quite good.  It seems they
adopted the convention that editors use a pen in their icon.  For
example the attached png is the new icon for KDE's text editor kate.
The new emacs icon would fit very well in that environment.

Attachment: kate.png
Description: Oxygen (default KDE4 icon theme) icon for kate

What version I like better?  Hard to say.  Version one looks a bit
cleaner, I'd say, but if you are no insider you wouldn't recognize the
horns.  So in that respect version 2 is better, but the fact that both
the pen and the E lean into the same direction but with slightly
different angles disrupts my sense of symmetry.  Maybe that could be
fixed with moving and inclining the pen a bit.


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