Re: Sound effects

On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 02:00 +0000, Iain wrote:
> Some thoughts on sounds.
> People don't use sound effects on the desktop.
> One of the first things many people do is turn them off.
> The only device I know where people don't turn them off is the iPod.

I turn them off on my iPod, and I turn them off on other people's phones

> We have a sound naming spec[1], yet no-one seems to care to design
> sound schemes for them [2]
> I think the reason for this is twofold:
> a) The sound naming spec specifies too many arbitrary sounds

I agree, which is why the GNOME sound capplet only shows a limited
number of those sounds.

> b) The sound naming spec defines so many sounds that it is nearly
> impossible to a sound designer to create meaningful sounds that
> differentiate between the actions

The sound naming spec is a freedesktop project, so wrong list.


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