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Change English Wikipedia's PDF-icons for external links
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Background: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Village_pump/Copyright&oldid=160094411#Supporting_Adobe_.2F_wrong_icon_on_pdf_document_links

Given that File:Adobe PDF icon.png was forced to be deleted from commons per https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_in_Category:PDF_icons the logo (icon used on all WMF wikis) are not free, and trademarked. Instead we shoud use another icon, such as a red squeare with the letters PDF in them.

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Josve05a created this task.May 7 2015, 12:37 PM
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That icon is custom to the English Wikipedia, defined here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.css (search for "PDF"). It uses the following icon: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Icons-mini-file_acrobat.gif (copying here for posterity, as it will no doubt be swiftly deleted now that I pointed it out: , original source).

MediaWiki uses a neutral icon: (resources/src/mediawiki.skinning/images/document-ltr.png).

Why does this need legal or design input in your opinion? Please clarify what you want to achieve. External link icons were removed from MediaWiki and several Wikimedia sites by T56604 and T65725, which seem unlikely to be reversed at this point.

Given that File:Adobe PDF icon.png was forced to be deleted

Forced? By whom?

We already have a "standard" 100 % free icon: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pdfreaders-f.svg
I have redirected the old titles to the FSFE icon to unbreak incoming links. What is still using those files?

gpaumier moved this task from Backlog to Triaged on the Notice board.May 14 2015, 10:48 PM
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Aklapper edited projects, added Design; removed WMF-Design, WMF-Legal.Jun 30 2015, 2:12 PM

@Josve05a: Could you please answer the last questions?

matmarex renamed this task from Change PDF-icons for external links to Change English Wikipedia's PDF-icons for external links.Jun 30 2015, 3:56 PM
matmarex edited subscribers, added: Edokter; removed: matmarex.

@Josve05a: Could you please answer the last questions?

Looking back at my old tickets. right now. No I can not. I don't remember this tickets, and not invested in this issue...

Then let's close. The recommendation from MediaWiki developers is to remove the icons altogether, given past actions; from a Wikimedia standpoint, a free icon is preferable.

Nemo_bis closed this task as Invalid.Aug 1 2016, 6:00 AM
Nemo_bis triaged this task as Low priority.
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