[aprssig] New Icons for APRS software?
pfbram at comcast.net
pfbram at comcast.net
Tue May 20 10:57:14 EDT 2014
I remember switching my yaac icon to the stately hiker a couple months ago, thinking it more appropriate for me than the jogger (I don't jog) while using my HT. But after I worked a few packets I saw myself appear on aprs.fi as Wall Cloud instead. That's a pretty scary mismatch. :-o
Would be nice to get more humanoid icons to pick from -- but it looks like there's only the one in most every icon set implementation.
73, KD0KZE / Paul
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew P." <andrewemt at hotmail.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:14:00 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] New Icons for APRS software?
Funny. Hessu said he was working on it at the Dayton APRS Forum. Any updates in the last 4 days? :-)
> Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 08:11:30 -0400
> From: wa8lmf2 at aol.com
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] New Icons for APRS software?
> On 5/20/2014 12:35 AM, SARTrack Admin wrote:
> > Some time ago there was a discussion on having a proffesional graphics artist
> > making a complete set of APRS icons for use in client software.
> > I am still very interested in getting a fresh set of icons for my software,
> > especially if Bob is adding new ones, and I cannot produce them.
> > Is any work in progress anywhere on this? I would be happy to support it
> > financially.
> > If we could pool our resources, it would maybe be possible to get this done
> > professionally.
> > Thanks, Bart
> Since every application uses the symbol set stored and/or rendered in a
> different way:
> o Vector or bitmap
> o Landscape or portrait rectangular grids with multiple cells, one or two
> linear strips of cells 1 icon high, several hundred "mini-graphics" in
> individual files.
> o 16x16 pixels square or 20x20 pixels square or 32x32 pixels square, etc.
> o With or without overlay character(s) already embedded as part of the
> background bitmap (rather than as a separate ASCII text character drawn on top).
> o In a variety of file formats (.BMP, .GIF, etc), with or without a
> transparency attribute.
> there will never be a single universal ready-to-use symbol set.
> Not to mention those apps where the symbol set is inaccessibly embedded into a
> compiled .EXE file. Or embedded in unchangeable firmware like Kenwood radios.
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