I would like to know how difficult this would be to implement and If
this is a good Idea.|
I am doing a few icons for Kmymoney. I thought it would be a good idea
to have a currency overlay which shows whichever currency symbol the
user uses based on their kde settings for country.
the base icon, default if no overlay is yet
available for their country/currency.
with a dollar symbol overlay
with a euro symbol overlay
with a pound symbol overlay
with a yen symbol overlay
does anybody know how much of this can be done now and how difficult it
What needs to happen on the KDE end? What needs to happen on the
applications end (Kmymoney in this case)?
Could this be done in a splash screen as well?
Does anybody else like this idea?
The following is an excerpt from the kmymoney
developer mailing list on this subject. So you can get a better idea of
what I am asking and why I am asking you.
Maybe just the four I have already plus a generic (no currency). If they
are using one of the supported currencies it would show the currency
icon, if they use something else then they would see the generic symbol.
That would be a lot easier and covers everybody. If someone wants to do
a currency symbol for their currency perhaps they could make them and
bundle it. Some Linuxes focused at specific languages or countries might
do something like this if they wanted to bother. But at least it could
be done if they chose to do the work. If they don't bother, no problem,
everything still works and looks pretty.
If we used overlays, all they would have to do is create the overlay and
change the appropriate configuration file so it is used when their
currency is used. If we think the implementation through carefully and
make it simple, getting over 100 currency symbols could eventually
happen on its own by those who want them. I don't think they all need to
be officially included in the main program. Maybe just 4 or 5 of the
most common like the Dollar and the Euro. perhaps the rest could be
submitted to and downloaded from the website by the users (just an
While we're having all these ideas, we should keep in mind that the
application should look the same in all spots. I.e. if an icon shows the
xxx currency sign it should do that in all places. Otherwise, people might
get confused. Since the underlying KDE system does not (yet) support any
language/country selection of icons nor does it support the proposed
overlaying technique, I don't think we should put a lot of effort for the
l10n version of icons.
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