I am writing a report, where I have to use a string like this below at several instances of my report. I am not sure how to do this.

Desired text

Can somebody help me with this ?

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    As a not-really-constructive comment: it is plain silly to use a company logo in running text.
    – Matsmath
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 11:49
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    it is a logo not text so just use \includegraphics{somefile} to include it where needed. Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 11:57
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    You can not, in most font technologies available to tex, have a font with only partially coloured glyphs as in the i here so you can not do this as simple text Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 12:27
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    I don't see the point. If you want the logo you should use exactly the logo (often there are trademark infringements if you fake it) so you should use \includegraphics. If you just want text use PRODRIVE as text, perhaps in sans serif font if you wish Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 14:05
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    @Matsmath sillier than \LaTeX ?
    – Random832
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 16:47

3 Answers 3


Use the dot accent raised and shifted by one italic correction.

\newcommand\prodrive{\textsf{\textit{PRODR\textcolor{red}{\raise .5ex \rlap{\kern\fontdimen1\font\char95}}IVE}}}
foo \prodrive\ bar

\large foo \prodrive\ bar

\Large foo \prodrive\ bar

enter image description here

  • This is exactly what I wanted :) Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 12:51
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    In the OP the red dot on the letter I is round. Also, would it be possible to match the exact same color red as in the OP (by means of, e.g., specifying RGB values)?
    – Matsmath
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 20:56
  • @Matsmath Yes, that's possible. Just color-pick the correct color code from the picture and define it via \definecolor{correctred}{<model>}{<values>}. To have a round dot, I'd use $\cdot$ instead of \.{} (the shifts have to be adjusted, of course) or see Fran's answer; there the \dot math accent is used. Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 21:09

You can do that easily with pstricks. The numerical values of some parameters have to be adapted, depending on the font used. I used Gillius2, a free font close to Gill Sans. The parameters seem to be OK with any font size, since they're expressed in ex:

\documentclass[12pt, border =3pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{pst-node, auto-pst-pdf}


  \uput{0.4ex}[80](I:tr){\dotnode[linecolor=red, dotsize=0.28ex]{X}}


enter image description here


For the default font with pdflatex this simple macro seems enough:

$\dot{\text{\color{black}I }}\kern-.3em$}VE}}}}
\huge       The \PROVIDE\ logo
\Large      The \PROVIDE\ logo
\normalsize The \PROVIDE\ logo
\scriptsize The \PROVIDE\ logo
\tiny       The \PROVIDE\ logo

enter image description here

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