#13 Ugly and Confusing Menu Icon


This bug has been reported here:


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:


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).


  • rugby471

    rugby471 - 2009-02-07

    New, Better Icon

  • 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

  • Rolf

    Rolf - 2016-06-01

    I quite like the icon from the Humanity theme in Ubuntu, even though it clearly isn't perfect (it shows a Japanese character when scim is broader, it has no real reference to scim). I think it's still an improvement over the current situation.


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