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Re: High-res Customize icons

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: High-res Customize icons
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 11:00:42 -0400
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On 23/04/2020 10.46, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:
> Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Thinking about this a bit more, why did they choose to package the
>>> icons up as ttf fonts instead of just including them as image files?
>>> Is there any benefit to doing it that way?
>> I just realized that his will allow you to change the color of the
>> icons.  Duh.  So that's a pretty nice idea, I guess.
> Fonts are vectors graphics (well, these are), so you can scale them
> without them turning blocky/smudgy.  I think that's the most important
> reason for using fonts instead of images.

Instead of bitmap images, but not instead of e.g. SVG images.
(And images are easier to customize for users)

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