[Haskell] Re: Hi-res/vector version of logo?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Apr 11 01:00:41 EDT 2009

> > Sure, I'm happy to convert the PSDs (available in the src/ directory,
> > here [1]) into SVG, but I will have to do so through tracing them in
> > InkScape unless somebody has another solution.
> Many of those are on one basic template.  I have no expertise to
> advice on the choice of greys, but I do like MetaPost.  I have created
> a basic metapost encoding of your logo7, and placed it at
> <http://evenmere.org/~bts/haskell-logo/>.
> I'm not entirely thrilled with its use of explicit constants to end
> the equal sign or place the groin of the lambda, but this'll do for a
> first draft.  A PDF generated from that MetaPost file is there as
> logo-0.pdf for easy evaluation.  I experimented with the PDF-to-SVG
> converter at <http://www.tlhiv.org/MetaPost/tools/mptosvg/>, but do
> not expect anyone to be thrilled with the results who must edit them.
> I also experimented with potrace.  The results will are wiggly. They
> may be inspected at .../potrace/.

Here's a traced bezier curve (inkscape) of the potrace result:


And now it is easy to play with:


Next step would be actually turn out some badges/logo/icon images to be
used on haskell.org ...

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