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Picon (Personal Images) database of for Internet domain logos.

"picons" is short for "personal icons". They're small, constrained images used to represent users and domains on the net, organized into databases so that the appropriate image for a given e-mail address can be found. Besides users and domains, there are picons databases for Usenet newsgroups and weather forecasts. The picons are in either monochrome XBM format or color XPM and GIF formats.

These databases have been compiled in hopes of helping make cyberspace a more personable place. With them, software and services can be developed to identify persons on the net by face (or, at least, by institution logo) instead of by a cryptic e-mail address. Software of this kind is for example xfaces and exmh.

Package version:97.02.21-1


version  97.02.21
date     Fri Feb 21 21:17:44 EST 1997
contains 1228 xbm, 1401 xpm, 1401 gif

                        DOMAINS Picons Database

This directory contains logo picons for Internet domains.  See the
FAQ file in this directory for complete information about picons and
the use of this database.  See the .index file for a


picon-domains for DEBIAN

Those images are installed in /usr/lib/picon/domains

Hakan Ardo <>, Fri, 24 Jan 1997 19:47:51 +0100


                       Picons Frequently Asked Questions

Steve Kinzler <>
15 Feb 1997

   An HTML version of this document is available at

    1. What are picons?
    2. Where can I get the picons databases and how are they licensed?
    3. What is the structure of the picons databases?
    4. What are the constraints


picon-domains (97.02.21-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.

 -- Hakan Ardo <hakan@d


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Fri, 24 Jan 1997 19:47:51 +0100.

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