I'm looking after a macro to write the (La)TeX logo (with parentheses), i.e. something similar to \TeX, \LaTeX, but where the output includes ()'s.

  • Where exactly is the problem? Feb 14 '11 at 21:42
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    I think he wants a macro which writes "(La)TeX" in the same style like \TeX or \LaTeX.
    – Martin Scharrer
    Feb 14 '11 at 21:46
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    If you want to have it output (L_A)T_EX with the braces (as in Martin's answer), could you please make your question clearer. I read it as the “TeX logo and LaTeX logo”.
    – Caramdir
    Feb 14 '11 at 21:47
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    It's usually referred to as \AllTeX
    – Joseph Wright
    Feb 14 '11 at 21:48
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    @Martin. tugboat package by Robin Fairbairns
    – Joseph Wright
    Feb 14 '11 at 22:04
\usepackage{dtk-logos}% or use package holog

\XeTeX    \\ \XeLaTeX  \\
\AmS      \\ \AmSLaTeX \\
\AMSLaTeX \\ \AmSTeX   \\
\AMSTEX   \\ \AMSTeX   \\
\BibTeX   \\ \LAMSTeX  \\
\LamSTeX  \\ \La       \\
\LaTeX    \\ \LaTeXTeX \\
\MF       \\ \MFun     \\
\MP       \\ \SLITEX   \\
\MakeIndex\\ \emTeX    \\
\PubliCTeX\\ \TeXXeT   \\
\TeXeT    \\ \WinEdt   \\
\LyX      \\ \exTeX    \\
\LaTeXe   \\ \PS       \\
\PiC      \\ \PiCTeX   \\
\NTS      \\ \eTeX     \\
\ExTeX    \\ \DANTE    \\
\ConTeXt  \\ \MiKTeX   


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Just saw, that I have a bug for METAFUN ...

Here a second image which shows the commands and output side by side to make them easier to find. (Added by Martin Scharrer)

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    The TeX--XeT logo is wrong! It's supposed to have the second half in a flipped font (xbmc10), which is unfortunately not (yet) available as a well-hinted Type1 font. I intend to rectify this at some point, having armed myself with the Type 1 spec and the METAFONTbook. I believe this plan would work: (1) write some METAFONT code to output enough information ((l+r)/2 with an appropriate mode?) to locate the appropriate axis about which to flip each character in the AMS' CMBX10 Type1 font (2) write e.g. a fontforge script to actually flip the glyphs about these axes.
    – SamB
    Feb 16 '11 at 1:04
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    What about LuaTex and LuaLaTex?
    – RBerteig
    Feb 22 '11 at 7:19
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    What about iTeX?! Feb 23 '11 at 3:56
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    I'm missing a "Xe(La)TeX". Is there the "Xe" on its own?
    – Martin Scharrer
    Mar 24 '11 at 18:05
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    @xport: LOL, and you should wrap it in an \mbox to keep the font change local and also enter horizontal mode.
    – Martin Scharrer
    Aug 13 '11 at 11:10

The hologo package provides a long list of TeX related logos. They are used with \hologo{<name>} where <name> is the name of the respective logo:




Usage: \verb=\hologo{<name>}=

Example: \verb=\hologo{(La)TeX}= \hologo{(La)TeX}

Table of all possible names:

  \rmfamily\bfseries{name} & \rmfamily\bfseries variant
  & \bfseries logo & \bfseries since\\


The following picture shows (not quite) half of the available names for \hologo (part of the document produced with the code above):

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  • I got errors using the doc and gmutils packages, but this did it for me! Thanks so much for your answer!
    – jvriesem
    Nov 6 '13 at 22:11
  • What about their boldface version?
    – Qaher
    Jul 10 '19 at 6:02

I coded the following macro based on the normal \LaTeX macro for the documentation of my new adjustbox package. The \textorpdfstring needs hyperref and is to ensure that it works in sectioning commands.

\def\LATeX{\texorpdfstring{(L\kern -.36em{\sbox \z@ T\vbox to\ht \z@ {\hbox {\check@mathfonts \fontsize \sf@size \z@ \math@fontsfalse \selectfont A}\vss }}\kern -.15em)\kern -.075em\TeX}{(La)TeX}}

without \texorpdfstring:

\def\LATeX{(L\kern -.36em{\sbox \z@ T\vbox to\ht \z@ {\hbox {\check@mathfonts \fontsize \sf@size \z@ \math@fontsfalse \selectfont A}\vss }}\kern -.15em)\kern -.075em\TeX}

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