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Re: Bug#649717: Strange wording in package description

Le mercredi 23 novembre 2011 à 14:06 +0000, Justin B Rye a écrit :
> There are two sentences regarding the content and I don't see how they fit
> together. And I don't understand the difference between icons and symbolic
> icons. Icons are symbols and thus they are symbolic. Did I miss something?

Maybe it's talking about "symbolic icons" in this sense:

Yes. Also, they are more intended for use on a dark background. For example:
Normal: Symbolic:

...though reading that doesn't makes it much clearer to me what the
term is intended to convey.  *All* desktop icons are necessarily 100%
symbolic, in that they represent things, so what could it possibly
mean to single out a particular set of icons as the symbolic ones?
Maybe when this package description says "symbolic" it means
"graphically simple"?
Feel free to propose another wording for the package description.

I hope end users aren't going to be expected to learn this unfortunate
new piece of developerese.
Of course not.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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