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

Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado raulnac at gmail.com
Mon May 18 17:58:04 BST 2009

Saluton Thorsten :)

On Mon 18 May 2009 18:32 +0200, Thorsten Wilms <t... at freenet.de> dixit:
> On Mon, 2009-05-18 at 18:20 +0200, Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado wrote:
>> I tried the font and *looked* similar, but I didn't check the paths.
> It's the point of both fonts to be similar, but they are more geometric,
> constructed, to work better for continuous text and to help with
> internal consistency. At least, I think that are the reasons :)
> They lack quite a bit of the hand-drawn feel.

Yes, that's true, specially at big sizes.

>> Apart from the official SVG's, is there any specification about the
>> paths/objects/how-to-construct the word "ubuntu"?
> Not that I know. I assume a hand-drawn original has been traced and
> that's it.

I thought the original was drawn by you!

> The SVG is all the specification we have. And need ;)

Strictly speaking, I only need the SVG for what I'm going to do (I don't
know, probably a wallpaper or something like that), but I would love to
see some kind of formal specification. I think I'm going to make one,
even if it is only for me. I'll take the metrics from the SVG if I can,
although it is very difficult, at least using only Inkscape. Maybe some
guides and the rectangle tool may suffice for measuring.

I don't think anybody will be interested in the information, but just in
case if I do the work I'll share in my homepage and I will announce it
here. I'm a bit busy at the moment but I'm eager to do the
specification, so I think I'll do it sooner or later.

>> BTW, I've checked your design blog and I really like your style. The
>> jackalope sketch is funny and good looking ;)
> Thank you! :)

In fact, I've devoured your blog XD I've travelled back to the first
page and I've took a look at the icons, logos and other graphic work.
Your "jaunty jackalope countdown" graphics have been in my homepage for
nearly a month, to tell people when the jackalopes were coming! Thanks
for that and for sharing your graphic talent :)

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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