[texworks] Icon

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 16:41:13 CEST 2009

Stefan Löffler wrote:
> William Adams schrieb:
>> 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
> realistic ;)).

Well, the “w” in the CM fonts is not symmetric; besides, the icon would
have to look like “wT”!

—Joel Salomon

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