I recently had a discussion about this non existing issue, which is
caused by the lack of knowledge of PDF as a standard open format.
On 16/07/2013 11:33, Florian Effenberger wrote:
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.
We are using the generic PDF icon, which is not referring to a vendor
but to a standard format. This icon was introduced with PDF in 1993 for
third parties integrating PDF amongst their supported formats (but you
must be as old as I am to know this fact).
The FSFE campaign is intended to create an icon for free PDF readers,
which are intended to read the PDF standard open format.
You cannot replace the icon for a group of application with the icon of
a file format (recognized since 1993).
I was one of the members of the group of Adobe consultants who defined
the visuals for PDF, so I am rather informed on the subject.
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?
Again, the campaign is not for a family of file formats but for a family
of applications. I agree on the fact that we would need to push the
adoption of ODF by developing a campaign and creating icons for the
format, but it is a different discussion.
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