[ubuntu-art] Some questions about the SVG versions of the logo

Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado raulnac at gmail.com
Mon May 18 17:12:48 BST 2009

Saluton Coz :)

On Mon 18 May 2009 18:02 +0200, coz DS <c... at gmail.com> dixit:
> 2009/5/18 Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado <raul at dervishd.net>
>> First, the SVG versions are made with Adobe Illustrator: are there
>> versions made with Inkscape or other tool, containing shapes instead of
>> paths?
>> Third, about the letters in "ubuntu" and "linux for human beings": was a
>> font used or all letters are made from shapes? The strap line looks like
>> Bitstream Vera/Deja Vu sans serif, but "ubuntu" looks like hand made
>> shapes. Again, knowing the sizes and the shapes would be great.
> the letters in "Ubuntu"  are a font named  ttf-ubuntu-title.

Thanks a lot for the information! Since the shapes where so regular, I
assumed a hand-made design and not a font. I've installed it from the
Ubuntu package.

> For the first question,,, I do not think these were made in
> illustrator at at all

$ head UbuntuCoF.svg
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 11 Build 196, SVG Export Plug-In .
SVG Version: 6.0.0 Build 78)  -->

This is the file from the Ubuntu Artwork/Official page:

> ,,, illustrator files do open well in inkscape from my experience and
> the Ubuntu logo  opens and edits very well in Inkscape.

Oh, yes, I know, and that's not the problem. I tried to get the metrics
of the Circle of Friends from the SVG, and my first try was opening the
SVG with Vim and check the XML. Since all objects are paths instead of
circles and the SVG exporter in Adobe Illustrator makes heavy use of
"transform" in the objects, it was nearly impossible. Moreover, it adds
a copy of the PGF version at the end of the file, adding more than 300kB
of binary data.

> Unless you are getting another version from somewhere
> that I am not aware of  these were made in Inkscape.

Where should I get the Inkscape versions? The only place I've found
logos are on the URL I've posted above, but I'm eager to get Inkscape
versions :)

Again, Coz, thanks a lot for your reply :)

Raúl "DervishD" Núñez de Arenas Coronado
Linux Registered User 88736 | http://www.dervishd.net
It's my PC and I'll cry if I want to... RAmen!

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