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On 17/07/2013 14:42, Tiberiu C. Turbureanu wrote:

This was not decided by TDF, it was decided by the developers
of the software you use for the website.

No, it was decided by TDF, because we use standard icons for document
formats, and that IS the standard icon for PDF files (you can of course
argue about the fact that the file icon is very similar to the software
icon but this is something that dates back to 1991 when the project was
developed by John Warnock, and the icons were designed on purpose to be
similar - although slightly different - in order to recall the software
every time you were looking at the file icon, because PDF files could be
created and read by third party software since version 2.0, launched in

Unfortunately, after 20 years it is rather difficult to change the
perception of millions of PC users worldwide, although you might have a
try. Once a different icon will be established enough to be recognized
as an alternative for PDF files, we will probably be the first to
implement it.

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