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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#8027 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Replace default smileys with ones from Tango icon set

Reported by: jeremyvisser's profile JeremyVisser Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Severity: minor Version: 2.7
Component: UI Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


The current smileys used in WordPress are antiquated, non-antialiased, and ugly.

The smiley for ;) hardly looks like it is winking, and is hard to recognise as a wink for the first time without looking closely. Now that I am familiar with the smiley, I recognise it, but for somebody that has not been on a WordPress blog before may have trouble recognising it at first.

For this reason, I propose replacing the current set of smileys with ones from the Tango Desktop Project's icon set.

The Tango Desktop Project is an initiative started around three years ago that aimed to improve the icon styling and consistency of free software projects. They provide a reference implementation of their style guide in the form of an icon set, which contains many beautiful icons, including a set of smileys.

In their icon library, you can view a picture of what their icons look like. You can plainly see that this is an improvement over WordPress' current icons.

These icons could even be used in the new dashboard redesign, but they would probably have to be recoloured.

Change History (9)

#1 @westi
16 years ago

Those are licenced CC-BY-SA from what I can see which is GPL incompatible though.

#2 @JeremyVisser
15 years ago

Hmm. Wouldn't we be merely "aggregating" them in the WordPress package?

15 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to Future Release

Bumping to future due to no patch and unknown if we can/want to use.

#4 @Denis-de-Bernardy
15 years ago

this one is another very good set, that is CC-By.

#5 @Denis-de-Bernardy
15 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

#6 @Denis-de-Bernardy
15 years ago

  • Component changed from General to UI
  • Owner anonymous deleted

#7 @josephscott
15 years ago

Current versions of the Tango icons are public domain:

The color palette is public domain. The icon theme is also available as public domain since the 0.8.90 release. While you are not obligated to, we would appreciate if you credit the project if you chose to use the icon theme or derivative artwork in your project by linking to our website. This will help to strengthen the awareness of the style guidelines. Thank you.

Older releases were available under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license but this created an unecessary barrier for adoption at certain cases. 

#8 @JeremyVisser
15 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

This has been fixed in another bug, #10145.

#9 @Denis-de-Bernardy
15 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
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