The occupational therapist who works with Joseph Scheuhammer finished her evaluation of the Symbolic theme last week, and approved it for use as High Contrast. This adds around 80 more usable icons to the High Contrast theme. There are around 195 icons in the Symbolic theme, and while many of these are present in High Contrast, very few of them exist in High Contrast Inverse. I am working on finishing my icons, which, together with the Symbolic theme icons and the icons already existing in High Contrast, will make a complete set. I am also inverting the colors of icons that exist in High Contrast but not in Symbolic, in order to provide icons to complete the High Contrast Inverse theme. That work is very basic (although I have found the invert function in Inkscape to be buggy, so I am doing it manually). I finished around 100 of High Contrast Inverse icons this week.
In order to track which icons are needed, I have been looking at GNOME Icon Themes. It is currently the fallback for the High Contrast and High Contrast Inverse icons (i.e. if a High Contrast Icon is missing, the code specifies that GNOME Icon Themes is used to provide the icon). The icons I have been composing complete the set, so that it will no longer be necessary for High Contrast and High Contrast Inverse to fall back on GNOME Icon Themes. I think that it would make sense for Symbolic to replace GNOME Icon Themes as the fallback for the High Contrast and High Contrast Inverse icons. If anyone has any thoughts on this, please comment on the tracking bug for High Contrast and High Contrast Inverse: 655873
In order to better track the missing Icons, I also filed these bugs in Bugzilla this week: