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Re: ly files as a MIMEtype?

From: Karl Hammar
Subject: Re: ly files as a MIMEtype?
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 19:05:33 +0200 (CEST)

Valentin wrote:
> sometimes I wonder what it would take to register .ly files as an
> official "text/lilypond" MIMEtype (for instance at IANA, on
> )

Very nice idéa!

But it seems you have to read a lot of rfc's for that.

An easier way might be to file a "bug" report in debian like
and other distributions.

Or the lilypond installation might add it.

> (if you don't know which icon I'm referring to, have a look at
> )
> Therefore, I have taken the liberty to draw some icons (attached
> here), based on the "note" icon.
> - one follows the Apple human interface guidelines
> - one follows the MS Vista guidelines (yeah, no comment)
> - one follows the Tango guidelines (GNOME, XFCE and GTK)
> - one follows the Oxygen guidelines (the official theme for KDE4)

Wery nice examples, but I must say my first reaction is the it looks 
like a stand, a claw, or something, but not a note.

> I don't know what to do with these, maybe you guys will have an idea.
> It would be just great if GNOME or KDE included a default lilypond
> MIMEtype Icon for .ly files (the Windows/Apple ones could just be
> provided with the binary program).

Great work.

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