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#1 2008-07-06 10:27:08

Cew27
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Your logo font?

hey guys im starting a linux forum and i would like you use your logo font in the same style you have for the logo, would that be ok? and if so where can i get it big_smile

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#2 2008-07-06 18:11:57

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Re: Your logo font?

The typeface used for the "archlinux" text is Karat. The medium weight is available for personal use here:

http://www.rubicon.ca/samp_pg3.htm

The same page contains the full font package (including the bold weight used for the word "arch") for sale at $12 USD.

If you only require the official logo, SVG versions of it are in the 'archlinux-artwork' package.

Last edited by thayer (2008-07-06 18:12:42)


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#3 2008-07-06 21:09:26

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Re: Your logo font?

thanks, i have to pay for a font to create a forum all about free operating systems and open source lol, do i NEED to pay to get this font or is it "freely" avalible anywhere or from anyone
also i must say i love the arch linux layout, is there anyway i can chat the the creator if this theme?

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#4 2008-07-06 21:19:28

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Re: Your logo font?

I think you already did chat with him big_smile

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#5 2008-07-06 21:20:30

thayer
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Re: Your logo font?

Cew27 wrote:

thanks, i have to pay for a font to create a forum all about free operating systems and open source lol, do i NEED to pay to get this font or is it "freely" avalible anywhere or from anyone
also i must say i love the arch linux layout, is there anyway i can chat the the creator if this theme?

Well, technically you don't have to pay for anything--only if you wish to use the exact font as seen in our logo. If you're asking whether you can get an illegal copy of the typeface then you're asking in the wrong place. There is a limited version available for free in the link I gave you above and you can download a scalable version of our logo for free as well. Identity and FOSS are apples and oranges. Many FOSS projects use trademarked identities that are not free for public use (it helps guarantee a unique image).

Regarding the theme, it's a mixed bag of sources really.  I'm responsible for the latest logo and colour scheme, but the overall layout was in place long before my time.

Edit: I almost forgot to mention that whether or not you purchase a copy of the Karat (or Kabel) typeface, you won't find a copy that includes the 'slash marks' on the 'a' and 'h' letters--those were hand-made.

Cheers

Last edited by thayer (2008-07-06 21:23:56)


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#6 2008-07-06 21:22:18

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Re: Your logo font?

never mind i forked out 20 usd for it sad

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#7 2008-07-06 21:23:37

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Re: Your logo font?

its the punbb layout im after also i love the arch linux logo big_smile well done! and the forum colour scheme

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#8 2008-07-06 21:35:55

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Re: Your logo font?

Would you mind posting a link to the result ?

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#9 2008-07-06 21:38:02

Cew27
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Re: Your logo font?

who ever made the logo you cut out some triangular shapes, is it possible for me to have these shapes in a psd or shall i just get them from the logo? also what do you mean catwell
lastly does anyone notice that photoshop cs3 doesnt show the colour of the arch logo correctly? it seems alot duller in photoshop

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#10 2008-07-06 22:37:25

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Re: Your logo font?

infact its just windows that makes it seem alot duller

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#11 2008-07-06 23:48:05

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Re: Your logo font?

Cew27 wrote:

also what do you mean catwell

I just wanted a link to the forum you're working on, if it's already online.

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#12 2008-07-07 02:04:13

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Re: Your logo font?

The forum theme is all CSS, minus just a wee bit of template hackery to get parts of the header.
So the theme is here: http://bbs.archlinux.org/style/Archer.css , and don't forget the imports at the top of it.


The suggestion box only accepts patches.

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#13 2008-07-07 12:29:50

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Re: Your logo font?

thanks
also its www.linux-forums.co.uk (its up on vbulletin but i have just changed the name servers so it may go down)
I'm trying to get a layout for my forum but from what i can tell to edit punbb's layout you need to know css?
if so is it possible for anyone to help me get mine sorted? im hoping to have it similar to this forums with two tier menu but to be honest im lacking in content to put on the menu, i will have a forum and hopefully a website with all the mirrors for the distro's to download (ill call it tuxpedia)
if anyone is willing to help me get it going please either reply here or add me on msn (cew27@violentvomit.net)

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#14 2008-07-07 19:46:05

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Re: Your logo font?

so for this forum's theme it is just a css? or are there other files?
would the creator/owner of this forum mind if i adopted the theme (changing logo, removing add and editing menu at the top of the page)?
if this is aright how would i go about doing so (i have a friend who can help me edit the css) but are there other html files i must edit?
thanks alot

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#15 2008-07-07 21:24:39

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Re: Your logo font?

ok i figured out the styles is it possible for me to get the php scripts i will need to make my forum the same layout?
thanks

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#16 2008-07-07 23:13:27

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Re: Your logo font?

anyone know who i can contact to get the php scripts i need? if it is ok with the admin?
sorry for all the posts but i want to get my forum back up asap
thanks alot

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#17 2008-07-07 23:37:58

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Re: Your logo font?

I'm afraid you aren't running the same software as we are, so our php templates wouldn't do a whole lot for ya.  The Arch forums are running PunBB and you're using vBulletin--two separate software projects.  Your best bet is to look around at themes for vBulletin.

Also, just so you know--we're currently working toward a new layout/navigation system for the official Arch websites including this forum.  So, if you're hoping to copy our 'look' then be aware that it just might change by the time you get it working smile

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#18 2008-07-07 23:40:41

Cew27
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Re: Your logo font?

thayer i am trying to convert to punbb smile also i do not mind if the forum changes look as if i prefer it to the old look i will update my forum accordingly and if i dont ill keep it as is.
the problem with punbb is it isnt very nice on the eyes however this forum showed me this isnt always the case.

*cew awaits his much needed php scripts* tongue
thanks

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#19 2008-07-08 03:17:19

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Re: Your logo font?

And if you want the font for free... search the forums. I found some pretty good substitutes or fonts the same for free.

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#20 2008-07-08 09:26:34

Cew27
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Re: Your logo font?

i already purchased the karat font, im just waiting on someone to give me the php scripts used in this forum so that i can edit them for my own, i already have the css styles

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#21 2008-07-08 09:46:04

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Re: Your logo font?

It's punbb, as far as I know, it's just the CSS.

You can get punbb itself on it's site.

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#22 2008-07-08 09:59:03

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Re: Your logo font?

yes i have punbb but this forum has a different layout (header with two tier menu)with custom links to the wiki ect, this is all customised in header.php as far as i know.
who is the creator/admin of this forum so i can clear this up

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#23 2008-07-08 17:26:38

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Re: Your logo font?

Well I'm the admin, but you can fairly easily grab the necessary html to add to your header template from any page you load on the forums. If that's not possible for some reason, I can tar 'em up and send them to you.


The suggestion box only accepts patches.

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#24 2008-07-08 18:00:56

Cew27
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Re: Your logo font?

im not entireley sure how the forum layout works but if you could put the upload folder into a tarball i would greatly appreciate it

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#25 2008-07-08 18:26:37

Cew27
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Re: Your logo font?

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what do you guys think of the logo?

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