[scribus] Scribus logo

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Wed Sep 29 02:14:06 CEST 2010

On Wednesday 29 September 2010 01:45:54 John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:07:10 +1000
> "Owen" <rcook at pcug.org.au> dijo:
> >> I am starting to work on a presentation I will be giving on Scribus.
> >> For some of the slides I want to use the logos here:
> >> 
> >> http://www.google.com/search?q=scribus+logo&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=o
> >> rg.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
> >> 
> >> 1) I assume it legal for me to use these logos in my presentation,
> >> but if I need permission from someone, please advise.
> >> 
> >> 2) I was able to download the main logo (the round one) as a vector
> >> PNG
> >> file, but the rectangular ones appear to be available only as low-res
> >> bitmaps, which won't look very good when displayed several meters
> >> wide on a movie size screen. Are the rectangular ones available
> >> somewhere as
> >> vector images as well, or at least in high resolution?
> >
> >Perhaps this is what you want?
> >
> >http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Scribus_Desktop_Icons
> Thanks for the response.
> Yes, those are the same images as on the same link as above. But
> they're all raster images; I was looking for a vector image so I
> wouldn't have to worry about the resolution when the slides are
> projected on the big screen. I did find a place at:
> http://vectormagic.stanford.edu/
> Where there is a bitmap-to-vector converter. I used it and it appears
> to have done a decent job, although the vector result has a lot of
> banding in the gradients. I also found that Inkscape can save it as a
> bitmap with higher resolution. I'll try them both out later when I have
> access to a projector and screen.

You can also use the vector drawings on this page: 

> In the meantime I still need to figure out if I'll be infringing on
> copyrights by using them in my slide show. The presentation will be to a
> group of Linux users and there will be no charge. And I'll make the
> presentation available as free, open source work. Also, I note that
> none of the images have a (c) notice on them.

The content of the wiki is licensed under CC BY-SA: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ (unless noted otherwise).
> I also want to figure out what the white text is in the above images -
> the white text that says "Scribus" with a thin black border. I can
> easily reproduce it as vector art if I can figure out what font it is.
> I can probably find the font if I spend a lot of time searching and
> comparing, but if someone knows what font it is it will save me a lot
> of time.

The old splash screen uses Bitstream Vera Serif, the current one Bitstream 
Vera Sans.


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