In this article you can follow all the steps I took to make a script (that in the mean time has evolved again).

The movie is as is. NO manipulation, you will see all my mistakes as well.

Prerequisites:

  • Download the Sardi files to get the colouring script (that by now has changed).
  • SVG are images ok but also text files you can edit and change.
  • Sublime-text is my current editor
  • Open one of the icons in inkscape
  • colour codes describe each elements
  • WHAT IF we can change these codes via script

In the Sardi Mono Orange folder you will find a script to change all orange colored icons to any colour you want. The standard new colour is a dark red with some white accents.

EDIT: Sardi Flat Orange has been renamed to Sardi Flat Colora to point out that this icon set can change its colours via a script.

We end up making a new icon theme with the name Sardi Flat Fire Brick.

The script will be available in the next version of Sardi.

16 million colour choices

Sardi Flat Fire Brick

sardi-flat-red-brick

Content of tutorial

  • remove sardi icons from /usr/share/icons if you need to do this
  • downloading and installing it in the hidden folder .icons for easy manipulation
  • copy/paste the script from Sardi Mono Orange
  • find the script in sardi mono orange and copy/paste it to Sardi Flat Orange
  • check what icons have not changed
  • an icon has three parts so three colours to change
  • scripts only works in folder places
  • we need it to work also  in folder actions
  • be creative swith the colours around and see what looks great

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