#13 Ugly and Confusing Menu Icon

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nobody
5
2011-09-13
2009-02-07
rugby471
No

This bug has been reported here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/scim/+bug/321555

The SCIM menu icon is ugly, confusing and looks out of place. It should be replaced with a newer icon, but also one that represents what SCIM does (ie. a button with a foreign character on it).

Attached is a replacement for data/pixmaps which replaces:

http://is.gd/hpZ7
for
http://is.gd/hpZy

The new icon is better, as it represent a button on a keyboard, but also has a foreign character on it, symbolizing what SCIM does.

Also attached is a patch which changes extras/setup/scim-setup.desktop.in to use the accessories-character-map icon from the gnome-icon-theme. It is better to use this, rather than the icon in data/pixmaps, because the icon can then resize if featured on a menu with icons larger than 32x32 (default).

Discussion

  • rugby471
    rugby471
    2009-02-07

    New, Better Icon

     
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  • rugby471
    rugby471
    2009-02-07

    Patch for extras/setup/scim-setup.desktop.in

     
  • ryo-dairiki
    ryo-dairiki
    2009-02-21

    This is not a "Bug Report", so I'll move this to "Feature Request".
    And, please post a notice to the scim-devel-list.
    I cannot change the design of icons without developers' agreement.

     
  • ryo-dairiki
    ryo-dairiki
    2009-02-21

    • labels: 671505 -->
     
  • rugby471
    rugby471
    2009-03-07

    • labels: --> Interface Improvements
     
  • Rolf
    Rolf
    2011-09-13

    • assigned_to: leggewie --> nobody
     
  • Rolf
    Rolf
    2011-09-13

    As I mentioned in the LP tracker, I don't think this is an improvement, but rather a step back.

    1) I believe I've seen a very similar icon for a keyboard configuration tool or some other app -> potential for confusion
    2) á is not a good representation of what scim does. That character is usually input without any IME

    +1 for the idea
    -1 for the current implementation