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we all know \TeX produces the TeX logo and \LaTeX produces the LaTeX logo. But there seems no command like \BibTeX for producing the BibTeX logo, while Wikipedia adopts a complicated workaround: \mathrm{B{\scriptstyle{IB}} \! T\!_{\displaystyle E} \! X}. So is there no simple command? (I think Bib\TeX is no good because the case does not conform to the official one)

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Possible duplicate? See Herbert's answer to How to write (La)TeX (with braces) – Gonzalo Medina May 12 '11 at 22:51
Yes, you are right. That helps :) – ziyuang May 13 '11 at 1:40
up vote 9 down vote accepted
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More complicated than I thought: {B\kern-.05em%\hbox{$\m@th$\csname S@\f@size\endcsname\fontsize\sf@size\z@\math@fontsfalse\selectfont I\kern-.025emB}\kern-.08em\-\TeX} – ziyuang May 13 '11 at 1:40

I don't think there's an official BibTeX logo. Usually I adopt \textsc{Bib}\TeX, but also \textsc{Bib}\negthinspace\TeX might be used. The $\mathrm{B\scriptstyle IB}\!$\TeX trick might be used if the font doesn't have small caps.

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FWIW, Oren Patashnik's original BibTeX documentation defines a \BibTeX command in the preamble of the corresponding .tex file:

\def\BibTeX{{\rm B\kern-.05em{\sc i\kern-.025em b}\kern-.08em

The larger title version is hand-crafted like this:

\title{B\kern-.05em{\large I}\kern-.025em{\large B}\kern-.08em\TeX ing}
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