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Mime Icon Plugin

Icon sets for mimetypes

This plugin tries to map known mime types commonly found on the internet to an icon set. There are not many icon sets that have a got coverage of mime types despite looking nicely, yet still coherent, not too exotic so that they can be used with a variety of web designs without too much of a problem.

MimeIconPlugin comes with two complete icon sets, namely oxygen and crystal provided in several sizes.


MimeIconPlugin implements a single macro %MIMEICON which returns the right icon in the desired size of an icon theme for a given file.

For instance you type:

will give you:

%MIMEICON{ "screenshot.png" size="48" theme="oxygen" }%

if this plugin is installed.

The idea is that you can pretty much throw any file at it and %MIMEICON will return the right icon for it reflecting the mimetype of this file. Well, obviously there is a fallback to a neutral icon in case some file extension is totally unknown.




Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. Use "Find More Extensions" to get a list of available extensions. Select "Install".

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See for more help.


Author(s): Michael Daum
Copyright: © 2010-2013 Michael Daum
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License)
Release: 1.20
Version: 1.20
Change History:  
2013-05-22: (1.20) only ship icons covered by a mapping
2011-11-16: (1.10) fixed mapping in oxygen icon set; fix to make sure the icon mapping is read in properly
Dependencies: None
Home page: Foswiki:Extensions/MimeIconPlugin
Support: Foswiki:Support/MimeIconPlugin
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size DateSorted ascending Who Comment
MimeIconPluginSnap1.pngpng MimeIconPluginSnap1.png manage 18.4 K 23 May 2013 - 09:26 Unknown User  
MimeIconPluginSnap2.pngpng MimeIconPluginSnap2.png manage 40.6 K 23 May 2013 - 09:26 Unknown User  
crystalEXT crystal manage 4.0 K 03 Jul 2017 - 20:26 Unknown User  
oxygenEXT oxygen manage 4.0 K 03 Jul 2017 - 20:26 Unknown User  
Topic revision: r2 - 06 Jul 2013, AdminUser
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