[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #41074: Create new Dashicons (4.9)

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Tue Oct 23 06:49:39 UTC 2018

#41074: Create new Dashicons (4.9)
 Reporter:  EmpireOfLight  |       Owner:  netweb
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  reviewing
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  5.0
Component:  Editor         |     Version:  4.9
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-refresh  |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by Joen):

 > if this doesn't land in 5.0, it would be great to find another way to
 get the Tide dashicon available so it can be used in various community and
 marketing locations on make.
 https://github.com/WordPress/dashicons/issues/248 has been waiting
 patiently and would be ideal to have that landed ahead of this years'

 > The tide icon is in the current master branch of dashicons... what else
 needs to happen?

 So because of all the changes that's happened to Dashicons in the past
 year, it might be worth a quick summary.

 - Dashicons are now automatically built using a build process. Grunt is
 used as a tool to convert a folder full of SVG files into an icon font, an
 SVG sprite, a folder of minimized and optimized SVG files, and a React
 - Development happens in https://github.com/WordPress/dashicons
 - The SVG files converted, one 20x20px SVG for each icon, are stored in
 the `sources/svg` folder:
 https://github.com/WordPress/dashicons/tree/master/sources/svg — any SVG
 file in that folder goes into the icon font.
 - SVG files stored in the `sources/svg/gutenberg` do not go into the icon
 font. These only go into the React component.

 So Ben is right. The tide icon is part of the icon font.

 So what needs to happen? Well, we need to use the new icon font that's
 built from the SVG files,
 https://github.com/WordPress/dashicons/tree/master/icon-font, in
 WordPress, and replace the old icon font files. @netweb do you have more
 info on how to make this happen?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/41074#comment:66>
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