[GRASS-user] Lack of documentation on adding custom symbols

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Fri Feb 9 04:44:30 PST 2018

On 08/02/18 20:15, Mary Muir wrote:
> I think something along the lines of the following added to the wiki 
> would be useful.
> To see custom symbols in the GUI, you need to make a thumbnail image 
> with ps.map and inkscape. See gui/symbols/README in the grass source 
> code for a script to do that.
> Put the resulting pngs in the same ./gui/images/symbols/ directory 
> structure.

Thanks for the text. However, looking at the wiki page I had the feeling 
that this fits better in the page linked under "Authoring instructions", 

So I added it there. If you think that we should also add it to the 
IconSymbols page, please let me know where you think it would fit best.


> On 2018-02-07 07:15 AM, Moritz Lennert wrote:
>> On 06/02/18 21:35, Mary Muir wrote:
>>> I was wondering if anyone plans to update the wiki 
>>> https://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/IconSymbols ?
>>> As far as I can tell, this is the only documentation that exists on 
>>> adding custom symbols to grass however it fails to mention the need 
>>> to add png images to their gui/image/symbols directory so that the 
>>> users can select them from the gui.
>> Thanks for the hint. Would you be willing to provide an update ?
>> Moritz
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