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Mon Jul 6 16:01:59 CEST 2009
William Adams schrieb:
> On Jul 5, 2009, at 6:21 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> I have just replaced the old icon in TW with this new design.
>> Additional "polish" is still welcome, of course, but it already looks
>> *much* better.
> Agreed. (I was one of the people playing around w/ ideas, but I was
> not coming up w/ anything usable).
I've come to believe any idea may be useful, even if it just sparks
someone else's imagination :).
> I happen to have some metal type, so will try to find the time to haul
> something out and photograph it --- if nothing else, might be useful
> as reference material.
Thanks. So far I've been using some reference images from Wikipedia and
Flickr, but since I'm a scientist rather than an artist some horizontal,
vertical, etc. projections would be useful ;).
> My one concern is that we're not getting the ``W'' from ``Works'' into
> it (though we'll have to be careful in doing that lest we wind up w/ a
> clone of Adobe's periodic table of applications icons) which would
> help to distance it from the Textures design as Bruno noted.
I thought about the "w" (or all the other letters, for that matter).
However, I believe that it would make the icon too crowded. The T would
have to get smaller, and all in all the result will be harder to make
out at small sizes. Besides, I didn't want to tell the user what he
probably already knows from the text accompanying the icon: that the app
is called TeXworks. Of course I did choose the "T" as the initial of
both Tw and TeX, but it could in principle have been any other letter
(except that non-symmetric letters would have to be mirrored to be
Can this "Adobe's periodic table of applications" icon be found online
somewhere? I'm not familiar with it and didn't find it.
Lastly, I agree with Jonathan on the Textures icon. It's based on the
letter T, but so are other icons (like the one of the mobile network
operator T-Mobile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T_Mobile)). I don't
think that that would be any problem.
> FWIW, George Williams did a similar thing w/ the FontForge webpage:
This is a really cool image, thx.
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