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Re: [AUCTeX] Logo for AUCTeX: request for ideas

From: jfbu
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Logo for AUCTeX: request for ideas
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 13:56:29 +0100
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Le 05/03/2016 13:40, Mosè Giordano a écrit :
Hi all,

thanks for the comments!  I prepared two versions of the logo, both
with syntax highlighting of the code in the background, one with
colored highlighting (same color scheme as default Emacs settings),
the other one with keywords in bold face and comments in italic.  The
code has been stretched, as suggested by Jean-Francois, but with the
whole code visible.

You can find both logos at

I agree that colored syntax highlighting may be distracting here, on
the other hand keywords in bold face can't be really distinguished
from non normal text, so the only highlighted lines are the local
variables at the end.  To sum up, probably syntax highlighting is not
needed at all.


very very nice ! my personal taste if for the one with colored

I find as a particular strong point
that the Emacs local variables lines at bottom
come out clearly.


2016-03-05 11:04 GMT+01:00 jfbu <address@hidden>:
Le 05/03/2016 10:35, Tamas Papp a écrit :

Hi Mosè,

On Fri, Mar 04 2016, Mosè Giordano wrote:

2016-03-03 8:49 GMT+01:00 Tamas Papp <address@hidden>:

Yes, Crimson does look nicer. I changed the kerning a bit, to a
compromise between the default and my somewhat cramped original
version. AFAIK tighter kerning is common for logos.

Indeed this is better.  I'd like to propose some further changes:

    - change the background color to the color of the header text (8596B0)
    - change the E color to something lighter, for better readability
    - add to the background the code used to produce the logo itself, to
      make it "recursive" (but cheating with \lstinputlisting).

This looks fantastic now. Nicely designed and, with the code itself,
nerdy beyond reason (which I like, I am a nerd).

Please find attached the code and the resulting PDF.  I didn't alter
kerning and lowering of E.  Note that xelatex is not needed to compile
the document, but it helps reducing the size of the final png file.

You can see a sketch of the possible result of the logo in the
homepage at
The logo doesn't fit in the current header (height is 91px, the logo
would be barely visible with that size), I think the sidebar is a
better place for it, but suggestions are welcome.

I think this is fine.

I find too that this is very good.

I tried replacing a few lines with

   \node[inner sep=0pt] at (-0.18,0.07)

in order to better see the code, in particular the characteristics local
variables at bottom.

Attached is PDF.


Despite the fact that we didn't need a logo in the first place (IMO), we
ended up with a very good one :D



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