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Re: [libreoffice-design] Size of LibreOffice svg files


Hi *,

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM, chimak111 <chimak111@gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
> There are several LibreOffice svg files installed in
> /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/apps. While the pre-existing svg files are
> mostly symbolic and < 10 kB, the LibreOffice ones are excessively large:
> most of the are > 100 kB and the one for Calc is 1.3 MB.
>
> Why are these files so large?

Well - of course the shapes are more complex than those of other
icons, but the reason the size is that large is the gradients. Those
are specified with many explicit stops, and that can probably be tuned
to be more efficient storage-wise.

> Why are they where they are?

That is the designated location for application icons. - but there is
a bug and they should actually be symlinks to the ones in hicolor, as
they don't differ.

> What is their
> function?

Allow your desktop-environment to display nice looking icons of your
applications in any size.

> Even their dimensions are different from the other files in that
> folder: the others are 16x16 px. These are much, much larger.

Nope, in the *scalable* folder, the icons are explicitly scalable
without loss of quality. They are intended for sizes > than 48x48
pixels, (as for smaller ones there usually are dedicated
bitmap-versions in the corresponding 16x16, 28x28,... folders)

ciao
Christian

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