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I know how to use \LaTeX to get a fancy version of the word LaTex; I’ve seen a similar version of the spelling of BibTeX but \BibTeX doesn’t work. I’ve tried a few variants on capitalization and not hit on one that works.

The problem with searching about anything to do with BibTeX is there are so many articles on how to use it that this specific question does not show up in queries.

It ought to be possible to do this:

BiBTeX fancy rendering

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    This answer shows how \LaTeX is defined, and thus how you could create your own command: tex.stackexchange.com/a/244814/215 – Seamus Dec 3 '15 at 9:43
  • I couldn’t find this question before searching for 'BibTeX symbol'. Changing the question to 'How do I get a BibTeX logo?' is not actually helpful because it makes it equally unfindable :( – sometimes people searching for something do not know the canonical keyword. But thanks for the answers … – PhilipM Dec 4 '15 at 7:33

The ltugboat class defines \BibTeX similarly to

\DeclareRobustCommand{\BibTeX}{{\normalfont\scshape Bib\kern-0.08em \TeX}}

It's up to you deciding whether to allow the logo respecting the current font attributes, at the risk of not getting “Bib” in small caps.

The definition in btxdoc.tex (Oren Patashnik's manual), is

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

that, in modern form, would be

  {\normalfont B\kern-.05em{\scshape i\kern-.025em b}\kern-.08em \TeX}%

Here's the output from the two definitions (in the same order)

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  • What value should I use for the last \kern if I replace \TeX by \LaTeX? I think there is no rule, right? – Sigur Feb 26 at 1:33
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    @Sigur Experiment and choose; anyway, there is no “official” logo for biblatex. – egreg Feb 26 at 9:32

For Computer/Latin Modern roman (serif) font faces, I've had good experience with the following definition:


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\obeylines  % just for this example

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