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Icon-slicer

May 26, 2018

Utility for generating icon and cursor themes

icon-slicer is a utility for generating icon themes and libXcursor cursor themes.

The inputs to icon-slicer are conceptually A a set of multi-layer images, one for each size B a XML theme description file

Each image contains all the cursors arranged in a grid; for cursors the layers are

  • a layer with a dot for the hotspot of each cursor
  • the main image or first animation frame for multi-frame animated cursors
  • the second animation frame for multi-frame animated cursors

For icons, the layers are

  • a layer with the images
  • an optional layer with attachment points for emblems
  • an optional layer with boxes for embedding text into icons

In practice, since loading of multilayer images is not supported by standard image libraries, each layer is input as a separate image file.

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