[Echo] Reworked media-optical icon

Luya Tshimbalanga tshimulu at gmail.com
Tue May 6 21:40:58 UTC 2008

2008/5/6 Martin Sourada <martin.sourada at gmail.com>:

> IMHO plain text, and the plainer the better (more legible). The typeface
> is too complex (and usually trademarked) for small sizes, look at e.g.
> the Blu-ray:
> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/Blu-ray_Disc.svg

True. Open source typefaces are the only one to use. I have used Century
Gothic (derived from Futura) which should be available in Fedora (similar to
MgOpen) to make the keyboard.

> >         * Using colour for differentiating between various media is
> >         probably not
> >         the best choice, because it does not help at all to colour
> >         blind people
> >         and we should avoid icons that are hard to recognise to
> >         visually
> >         impaired people
> >
> > How about having both text and color? This combination will benefit
> > colour blind people while other can differentiate between DVD and
> > Blueray.
> >
> Well, differentiating is hardest between Blu-ray and HD DVD (which has
> more or less the same length), but thanks to HD DVD being capitalised
> while Blu-ray is not, it's IMHO enough difference. But yea, the colour
> might help, but I am not sure if I like it enough to use it :-)

Icons are meant to be symbolic =)

Luya Tshimbalanga
Fedora Project Contributor
Fedora Artwork
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