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My opinion is that if LibreOffice should sport this new PDF icon it
should not start by using the tiny 16x16 icon. You can't see the change
there. It should first be introduced as a new "feature" or somehow be
blown up into megasize first, so that users can actually build a new
relationship to a proper large-size icon first. This would include
changing the pdf icons inside the applications as well. /Oskar

2013/7/17 Tiberiu C. Turbureanu <>


I have requested LO join the PDF readers campaign.

The icon near the links called "PDF" to the stored PDF files on your
website is not the icon proposed by Adobe for Adobe Acrobat generated PDFs
[1]. Simply because the icon does not include the PDF word (or any other
indication of PDF). That icon is the Adobe  Acrobat icon [2], a non-free
software. Even the name of the icon file is "page_white_acrobat.png" (no
PDF word included). This is why the argument that the icon doesn't
represent an application, but a standardized document format called "PDF",
cannot be considered a valid one. The icon doesn't represent a standard, it
represents an application (a non-free one). (More over, the website
stylesheet also includes page_word.png and page_excel.png icons!) Instead,
it's easy to replace the icon with the Free PDF readers campaign run by
FSFE, which lists only Free Software applications for the same standard.

1.**PDF <>


The problem is that by displaying an icon of Adobe Acrobat (or even an
Adobe Acrobat generated PDF icon) near a link to a PDF document, a Free
Software organization suggests the use of non-free software to open the
document. This was not decided by TDF, it was decided by the developers of
the software you use for the website. By simply replacing in the CSS file
the icon with the Free PDF readers campaign [3] icon, TDF proves its
support for and solidarity with other projects which develop Free Software
for office (for manipulating office documents).


Wikimedia has the same problem, it displays Adobe Acrobat icons for all
its PDF links. It's sad to see so many important Free Software
organizations advocating for Adobe's non-free software (without even
realizing it). It would be better not to display the icon, but since there
is a replacement available from FSFE, why not use it?


I have designed a PDF readers icon which IMO integrates well in the
overall design of your website. Please find the PNG and SVG attached. This
icon is a derivated work of the official PDF readers campaign by FSFE.

For the link to the Free PDF readers campaign, I can make a list of all
pages at that list PDF documents.

I have subscribed to the libreoffice-website mailing list so I can reply
to further questions from your colleagues. But please forward this
clarification on the same thread because it's not easy for me to do so
being new on the mailing list.

Thank you!

Tiberiu C. Turbureanu
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