Black & White

Icon Sub-Sets

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Black and white icons for KDE

The icons can be used by
LCD/Monochrome-displays and by visually impaired people.
Last changelog:

18 years ago

Many icons are reworked, new icons

anonymous-hive

18 years ago

besides usefulness for visually impaired folk and monochrome displays, I think these icons have a lot of neat factor, I could see myself theming my whole desktop this way if I can.

I hope more versions with more icons come out of this, and that it isn't just a one-time thing like so many are.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I like it, please, make more icons, it will be really good to have a complete B&W icon set.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

KDE has about 1700 icons, so a complete set is a bit of a problem...

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Hi,

this is IMHO very useful for people
with a 1bit X-Terminal. Not that
there are plenty, but for those
who use it, the icon set is a
major improvement.

Sven

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I think it's kinda cool. Sometimes I get completely fed up with all the fancy colors, and then I'll welcome this brilliant retro style icon set. We should make a retro styleset also though...

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preater

18 years ago

Sorry, but if I wanted my desktop to look like Windoze 1.01 or dosshell then that is what I would use. There's no reason you can't make nice greyscale icons or use a limited pallette, but this is a bit much.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Still, I find those icons very attractive and not at all boring. They are craftly made by someone who obviously knows what he is doing.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

It explicitly says that it is intended for *LCD/MONOCHROME* monitors.

You don't look both ways before you cross the street, do you?

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

"The icons can be used by
LCD/Monochrome-displays"

In no way does it 'explicitly say' that it is intended for *LCD/MONOCHROME* monitors, dick. Even if that's the authors intention, I believe the icons could be clearer and less "busy". Look at the whole icon set.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

how can you have a pallete of more than 2 colours on a monochrome display? (hint: look up the meaning of monochrome in your dictionary)

for the visually impaired the more contrast and less noise there is the better.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I'm the proud owner of an XT, 10 mhz TURBO, with 640 k memory. I had a matrix printer with it and a "data display (mono-chrome)", as the manual calls it.
Actually, a friend stills e-mails with it. Another manual: "The basic components of the PC/XT Personal Computer consists of the System Unit, the keyboard and the
optional MONOCHROME DISPLAY." Same manual: "the IBM PC monochrome display".
Check your history first :-) The display is dark and paints with light, one color. That might explain the name.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

From websters:
Monochrome \Mon"o*chrome\, n. [Gr. ? of one color; ? single + ?
color: cf. F. monochrome.]
A painting or drawing in a single color; a picture made with
a single color.

But.. from the free online Dictionary of computing:
Literally "one colour". Usually used for a black
and white (or sometimes green or orange) monitor as distinct
from a color monitor. Normally, each pixel on the display
will correspond to a single bit of display memory and will
therefore be one of two intensities. A grey-scale display
requires several bits per pixel but might still be called
monochrome.

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vitanova

18 years ago

They are meant for visually impaired people too, so, no greyscales, etc!

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preater

18 years ago

I've looked at your site, and I quite liked the other icon set (kiddo) you made. However I believe these icons could be clearer and cleaner if you want to make them easier for the sight-impaired.

*Simple* is fine though, and retro is all right too. :)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

it looks kinda neat though

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

it looks kinda neat though

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

it looks kinda neat though

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18 years ago

Many icons are reworked, new icons

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