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Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:50 am
by LuDeRose
Hi!

I'm working in a project for my university about an application for sugar and I really really need the SVG or any kind of vector file of "Standard Sugar Cursors", like this one: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Image:Sugar-00.png I need it to use in Adobe Illustrator. Does anyone know where I can get it? I looked everywhere already!!

My email is luderose@gmail.com

Thanks!
Lu De Rose

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:55 pm
by jakeosx
Lu,

probably the best place to ask is the dev list (though i am surprised it isn't on the wiki somewhere).

http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/Devel

-j

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:26 pm
by AuntiMame
the sugar icons are located in /usr/share/icons/sugar. The files are SVG (vector) format that can be opened in AI (Illustrator)

Aunti

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:50 pm
by LuDeRose
But where can I find /usr/share/icons/sugar ? I don't own a XO.

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:24 am
by AuntiMame
Lu,
sorry for the presumption on my part. I was assuming that you did have an XO. I'm at work right now, but I can collect the icons into a zip file and email you later today.

Aunti

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:29 am
by LuDeRose
Aunti, thank you very much!!!!!!!!! :D

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:34 pm
by AuntiMame
Lu,
The image you mentioned in your original post links to the page: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sugar_Standard_Icons

This page explains how to use these cursors as .xbm (X BitMap) files. They are not in the XO as SVG files.

I was able to take all the SVGs in the /usr/share/icons/sugar directory and create a zip, which I am emailing to you. I also added 2 XBM cursor files that were downloadable from the http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sugar_Standard_Icons page.

Aunti

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:48 am
by LuDeRose
Aunti, thank you so much.

However, I still don't know how to use the cursor png file...
I have never seen this XBM extension. Is it specific of XO?
But I guess it's ok because I only need it for a layout for my project in Illustrator.
(I'm undergraduating in design.)

Lu :D

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:54 pm
by AuntiMame
Lu,
the PNG file is just a list of examples. Its not the actual cursor file(s).

I've never used XBM files either, but according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBM) they are a special format for cursors in the X Windowing system. As best I understand they are compiled files, so you can't open and manipulate them using Photoshop/GIMP/Illustrator/Inkscape.

But you could autotrace (LiveTrace) the image in Illustrator to create a vector.

Aunti

Re: Help!! Standard Sugar Cursor

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:06 pm
by FGrose
See http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2950 for a vectorized version of the Sugar hand pointer.