Re: [Consortium] Logo with text

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Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 3:27 pm

On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 09:30:53PM +0100, Chris Cannam wrote:

> http://affenbande.org/~thorwil/wordpress/2006/04/25/linuxaudioorg-banner...

Both fonts used are free. One is Blue Highway, the other URW Nimbus.
It's very limiting, though. There are few fonts licensed in a free/
open-spource friendly manner. Most freeware fonts are a joke.
I'm currently considering to edit the letters much more.

> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium

This is clearly a font for continuous text. Even subtle serifs make
for an antiquely look when used for headlines / logos, imho.

> Or Raph Levien's Inconsolata, a fixed-width font that looks remarkably

Right. Fixed width is rather ... brute, anyway.

> FWIW I'm not particularly keen on any of the posted suggestions. The

Well, the "a" is indeed a bit weak. But it's a way more robust design than
the "a" of Blue Highway (or many other freeware fonts).
This happens to be only the sans-serif font I found in a condensed version
with reasonable quality.
And condensed (narrow width) is my choice, because it works better with
the tall penguin and because the text is rather long.

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Thorsten

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Re: [Consortium] Logo with text, Chris Cannam, (Wed Apr 26, 4:03 pm)
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