[aprssig] New Icons for APRS software?

pfbram at comcast.net pfbram at comcast.net
Tue May 20 09:57:14 CDT 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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