[Ffmpeg-devel] [Linuxtag] Logo needed

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Wed May 3 18:15:06 CEST 2006

Ivo wrote:

> On Wednesday 03 May 2006 05:35, Justin Ruggles wrote:

>> After writing that 1st paragraph, I found a version of the zig-zag
>> I like, so I'll attach it.  I don't like my font at all though...I
>> would dig through my font collection, but I really like the one
>> that Ivo used in the original design of this logo.  What font is
>> that?  I'm using Sodipodi for SVG creation, and it won't open eps
>> or fig or I would just copy it in.  Anyone know a good PS->SVG
>> converter or a program that can read/write either...besides having
>> to shell out the $ for an Adobe/Macromedia product?
> If you want to read/edit the fig file, you can install xfig. It's a
> very old basic X11 vector drawing program and I think most (every?)
> Linux/*BSD distro carries it.
> I fixed the zig-zag pattern, brought it back to the previous shape
> (square) and removed the sharp points. I also fixed the letter M that
> had a bug in the upper-corners if you zoomed in a lot.
> As for the font, it's not a pre-defined font I have on my system, but
> I have drawn the letters by hand :)

For the little it's worth: I like this version of the logo (even though
I agree in principle with those who say 'the fast-forward symbol is a
better mnemonic image'), with the one exception of the fact that it has
the name "FFMPEG" in all caps instead of properly mixed as "FFmpeg". I
do not insist that the final four letters be actually drawn in
lowercase, but at a minimum they would need to be smaller IMO.

IIRC one of the earlier versions of the "zig-zag plus name' logo had
this aspect correct, but the zig-zag itself looked ugly; this one has a
better zig-zag, but has lost the capitalization.

(I haven't sat down to do the work myself because I don't know the
format the files involved are in, and don't think I have software -
other than probably the GIMP, which I can barely use - to write it.)

       The Wanderer

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