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

Jordan Cran jordancran at gmail.com
Tue May 19 09:38:04 BST 2009

just google ubuntu font, i downloaded it recently to make a "curved" ubuntu
logo that i emailed to the list a couple days ago.

2009/5/18 Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado <raul at dervishd.net>

> Hi all :)
> I have some questions about the Ubuntu logo, specially the SVG versions,
> and I wonder if anyone here can help me.
> First, the SVG versions are made with Adobe Illustrator: are there
> versions made with Inkscape or other tool, containing shapes instead of
> paths?
> Second, is there any official specification for the "Circle of friends"
> and the "ubuntu" word, containing sizes, distances, shapes, etc. If, for
> whatever reason, I were to make a logo from scratch it would be very
> useful to know this information, which can be only obtained by measuring
> by hand in the SVG.
> 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.
> When I'm talking about having shape-and-size information I mean
> something like the PDF version currently available on the
> Artwork/Official page (named "with proper gridlines"), but more
> ellaborate. Probably the original author of the logos has this
> information :? I think this would be useful, because although SVG and
> PNG versions of the logos are provided, they are not always the best
> sources to work with the logo: having the dimensions, distances, shapes
> used, etc. is a "format-agnostic" way of telling people how a proper
> Ubuntu logo has to be drawn, something along the lines of what the GNOME
> people did with their logo. In the worst case, a SVG file containing the
> paths with no "transform" items would be enough, although the Circle of
> Friends is better described, IMHO, as circles and not paths...
> I know all this is a weird petition but I would find this information
> very useful.
> Thanks a lot in advance :)
> --
> 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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