[aprssig] New Icons for APRS software?
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue May 20 07:11:30 CDT 2014
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
> If we could pool our resources, it would maybe be possible to get this done
> Thanks, Bart
Since every application uses the symbol set stored and/or rendered in a
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
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
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.
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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