Robinson Tryon wrote on 2013-07-15 16:41:
AFAIK this type of icon has become somewhat pervasive as a generic
"PDF" icon (even though it does look a lot/exactly like the old Adobe
Acrobat icon :-)
I might not be sensible enough towards the Free PDF Reader topic, but I
also think that that icon is a generic one, recognized by everyone.
Still, I wanted to share the request with this list.
I don't see a link or text on that page that promotes Adobe Reader.
Are there links inside the PDFs we distribute, or?
Neither do I - it seems it's just the logo.
Now that I read more about the PDF Readers campaign, it looks like
they want us to link to their page. Right now we just show PDF-esque
icons that (along with the text) link to a particular document, and I
think this approach is cleanest.
1) Consider replacing the icons with something from here:
(perhaps this: http://pdfreaders.org/graphics/pdfreaders-f-22px.png)
I think nobody will recognize it then, but maybe it's just me...
2) Consider putting a single link to the PDF Readers page either on
the top of the bottom of the page.
That sounds like a good compromise to me - linking to their campaign,
but not changing the logos. The average user will not recognize their
P.S. The idea behind the PDF Readers campaign is interesting, and I
wonder if it could be helpful for us to spread adoption of ODF and
LibreOffice as well. What do people think about us chatting w/FSFE
about running a similar campaign for the ODF family of file formats?
Probably something for the marketing list to discuss :)
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