With this question I was wondering what are the most popular commands that enable me to write logos using LaTeX code (for example I know only \LaTeX, \TeX and \guit),

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\LaTeX, \TeX, \guit[color]

and if I use the command \guit from guit package, I can change each letter (g, u, i, t) with letters that I like, like my name, different colors of my choice keeping the same structure of the characters.

EDIT: Is it possible to build my personal logo using the guit or hologo package (see the answer by @Mensch) only from one command (for example \guit[color]{SeBAstiano})?

  • Automating that for arbitrary strings (or even fonts) seems almost impossible, as you'd have to know about the shape of the individual letters (which TeX doesn't, as far as I know) to not get unpleasant "gaps" in the final output. For example, in your name it would make a difference in kerning if you'd use ba or BA when the 'a'/'A' is pushed up. The lowercase letters would have to be put a bit closer together. – siracusa Jun 7 '19 at 3:37

I think you should have a look to package hologo on ctan and the documentation there. Have a look into the toc:

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showing some of the known logos in hologo ... See the documentation for a complete list of supported logos for LaTeX and friends ...

  • I use them so little that when I saw your image I remembered, to be honest, others :-). But could I make a custom one with my name on it? :-). Thank you so much much for your answer. – Sebastiano Jun 2 '19 at 11:55
  • @Sebastiano You can try to use the commands for kerning and raising letters used in Heiko Oberdieks package to define your own logo. Then you can also change the color of a letter, but be aware that that could be a time consuming process until you get a result looking really pretty ... – Mensch Jun 2 '19 at 12:13
  • Hi, I edited my question. I hope now is clearer. I understood your comment very well but I didn't want to create my own logo using the kerning of characters. I thought that you could do something directly by writing my name and automatically comes out my name with the same style. – Sebastiano Jun 2 '19 at 14:01
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    @Sebastiano Sorry, was offline. I do nou understand italian, so I can not understand the description for guit.sty. But the problem is the same: How should SeBAstiano be changed into a logo? For \LaTeX the design is well defined, but not for SeBAstiano ... So you need to define that by your own to get a pretty logo, playing with (colors; do you really need them?) and different combination of up- or downraised letters or lettergroups. That can only do you. You can use the same commands used for \LaTeX, but you will have to play with the values. Then you can define an own command – Mensch Jun 3 '19 at 0:19
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    @Sebastiano \Sebastiano to display your own logo, using the commands you had to play with before ... – Mensch Jun 3 '19 at 0:20

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