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What should we use for this site's identicon (also used for the top level site chat)?
Top Answer
samcarter
# TeX Tophat

...for topanswers:

![tophat.png](/image?hash=4f21c2725250fcebe340cfb3b6786114fe6867f19d3512e448a2836d313a1012)

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_tophat_nocolor_24px.png](/image?hash=776b80b422ba631225b943f70e6bd8bd397e8512a2fd0d03ee228d2de6adb5d6)

```
\documentclass[margin=0.3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{scope}[transform shape,rotate=-17.5,font=\sffamily]

% brim
\fill[black] (0.62, 0.66) .. controls (0.62, 0.52) and (0.34, 0.37) .. (0, 0.37) .. controls (-0.34, 0.37) and (-0.62, 0.52) .. (-0.62, 0.66) .. controls (-0.62, 0.8) and (-0.34, 0.7) .. (0, 0.7) .. controls (0.34, 0.7) and (0.62, 0.8) .. (0.62, 0.66) -- cycle;

% top ellipse
\fill[black] (0,1.13) ellipse (0.42 and 0.1);
\fill[black] (-0.37,0.61) -- (0.37,0.61) -- (0.42,1.13) -- (-0.42,1.13) -- cycle;

% bottom ellipse
\fill[black] (0,0.61) ellipse (0.37 and 0.1);

% text
\begin{scope}[yshift=-0.05cm]
\node[white] at (-0.2,0.92) {T};
\node[white] at (-0.04,0.84) {E};
\node[white] at (0.16,0.92) {X};
\end{scope}

\end{scope}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
```

The tophat can also be combined with colour:

![tophat.png](/image?hash=028f37099069675c4afcf78887be066244c4996aec0a8c7a19be3ddf669e6a1f)

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_tophat_24px.png](/image?hash=080707628a7a4433a980790b315d225836fdb522a4b1c990c886dabae40d391c)

```
\documentclass[margin=0.3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\definecolor{dred}{RGB}{159,57,61}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{scope}[transform shape,rotate=-17.5,font=\sffamily]

% brim
\fill[black] (0.62, 0.66) .. controls (0.62, 0.52) and (0.34, 0.37) .. (0, 0.37) .. controls (-0.34, 0.37) and (-0.62, 0.52) .. (-0.62, 0.66) .. controls (-0.62, 0.8) and (-0.34, 0.7) .. (0, 0.7) .. controls (0.34, 0.7) and (0.62, 0.8) .. (0.62, 0.66) -- cycle;

% top ellipse
\fill[black] (0,1.13) ellipse (0.42 and 0.1);
\fill[black] (-0.37,0.61) -- (0.37,0.61) -- (0.42,1.13) -- (-0.42,1.13) -- cycle;

% bottom ellipse
\fill[dred] (0,0.61) ellipse (0.37 and 0.1);
\fill[dred] (-0.37,0.61) -- (0.37,0.61) -- (0.38,0.73) -- (-0.38,0.73) -- cycle;

% cutout
\fill[black] (0,0.73) ellipse (0.38 and 0.1);

% text
\node[white] at (-0.2,0.92) {T};
\node[white] at (-0.04,0.84) {E};
\node[white] at (0.16,0.92) {X};

\end{scope}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
```
Answer #2
Raaja
[Latex lion](https://ctan.org/lion?lang=en)
Answer #3
samcarter
# TeX Speech Ballon

![logo.png](/image?hash=32f3d0b6e7848abb7d8abd0e6a951fcd7bad7a4a3917289e5f4e998ea5f95599)

![logo.svg](/image?hash=c62d45c38b9e559d4ddc0a6978e9231620d91935384662681f9aa0b8c0fa5474)

This would be a simple icon for most situations and could be combined with e.g. ducksay, tikzducks or tikzlings if we need some funny image somewhere.

PNG with 24px:

![TeX_speech_bubble_24px.png](/image?hash=02422d2652079b3bf942625d406b838d6990f92086bafa5f63d20e2235ad8701)

Answer #4
Skillmon
# A Small Duck Saying "TeX"

Since the CM font used by `\tiny` is created to be readable at tiny sizes, I figured it might be a good idea to use it and scale it up.

```tex
\documentclass[]{standalone}
\usepackage{ducksay}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage[]{graphicx}
\definecolor{dred}{RGB}{159,57,61}
\AddAnimal{small-duck2}
{ \
   >()_
    (__)__}
\def\arraystretch{0.8}
\begin{document}
\ducksay
  [%
    small-duck2,msg=\rmfamily\color{dred}\bfseries\tiny,hpad=0,
    bubble-bot-kern=3.1pt
  ]
  {\kern-2.5pt\raisebox{4pt}{\scalebox{3.4}{\TeX}}\kern-2.5pt}%
\end{document}
```

PNG at 300dpi:

![TeXlogo_smallduck_300dpi.png](/image?hash=7abaef46801cd66a363c5f6a74f17e88972f5ced66e4cfda7a553590321dfd66)

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_smallduck_24px.png](/image?hash=3b9b2255dee8fce150b0fa1ec930d096e9e87b41eed3bcb9c117aa075da97f35)

---

```tex
\documentclass[]{standalone}
\usepackage{ducksay}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\definecolor{dred}{RGB}{159,57,61}
\AddAnimal{small-duck2}
{ \
   >()_
    (__)__}
\def\arraystretch{0.8}
\begin{document}
\ducksay
  [%
    small-duck2,msg=\rmfamily\color{dred}\bfseries\LARGE,hpad=0,
    bubble-bot-kern=3.1pt
  ]
  {\raisebox{.5pt}{\TeX}}%
\end{document}
```

PNG at 300dpi:

![TeXlogo_smallduck_300dpi.png](/image?hash=6c3086701109b151b66c6d44ef46fbd7fa771497343559d9f6ccbfaf6492b547)

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_smallduck_24px.png](/image?hash=57a075031245112b55b94b4c5a0026c859a091e617fbe07840342f4404774f30)
Answer #5
Caleb
# A Duck

For example DEK duck.

...because [ducks](https://github.com/samcarter/tikzducks).

Transparent DEK at 300dpi:

![topanswerstex300dpi.png](/image?hash=792e76f4a16efef5a6eeaef5b3efdb6b418371d674c4a75a182d90aab4d545e0)

Transparent DEK with 24px:

![topanswerstex24px.png](/image?hash=50cad760a7f29881d74878120091c6ff2262da103dbb6e9d2ee29b1590769787)
Answer #6
samcarter
# The TeX Logo

The plain and simple TeX logo in a colour of our choice (the red  shown here is just an example to match the site colour):

![document.png](/image?hash=1e1ed6ee65f222fb8541f2436c886c261c2879d8fe62ea9f08dc9259bfdf2c0b)

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_tex_24px.png](/image?hash=f4d41d567713a897e9896990fc0ed0d3335f611362726523798eb5c96c409150)

```
\documentclass[margin=3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\definecolor{dred}{RGB}{159,57,61}
\begin{document}
\color{dred}\Huge \TeX
\end{document}
```
Answer #7
marmot
# A Snow(wo)man

...because TeX is cool. The top hat is shamelessly stolen from [samcarter's answer](https://topanswers.xyz/tex?q=350#a360), and the snow man from their package.

```
\documentclass[tikz, border=3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikzlings}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\snowman[tophat=black!90!white,scale=1.1111]
\node[text=white,rotate=-15] at (0.18,2.4) {\TeX};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
```

![Screen Shot 2019-12-06 at 4.53.40 PM.png](/image?hash=5e6bba9800fce81902685d15d4d4d4448df7d74e3718aacb527b64f5408af660)

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_snowman_24px.png](/image?hash=56d4628b66bfffbc0fa1526ea65ac282f41960da54183a25648bbcf522a730eb)
Answer #8
Skillmon
# A Duck Saying "TeX"

![TeXlogo-1.png](/image?hash=c1c8e8fcbb9f1139e9a6f7dd90f29e08584cdf7fe07553e1f7e9f660a812c32d).

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_ducksay_24px.png](/image?hash=75c6607854d87b19a2050043c37c83017a4cb47edc9621000dd4c38ddc50cfd4)

```tex
\documentclass[margin=3.14]{standalone}
\usepackage{ducksay}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\definecolor{dred}{RGB}{159,57,61}
\begin{document}
\ducksay[vpad=1,msg=\rmfamily]{\color{dred}\Huge\TeX}
\end{document}
```
Answer #9
Skillmon
# TeX logo with question mark

I created this with legebility in mind, it is simple and shows what the site is about. Only the E with the question mark in the background might be a bit hard to decipher.

```tex
\documentclass[]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\definecolor{dred}{RGB}{159,57,61}
\pagecolor{gray!20!white}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[inner sep=0pt]
  \node{\textcolor{dred}{\sffamily\bfseries\huge?}};
  \node{\TeX};
  % to get a square canvas
  \node[rotate=90,transform shape]{\phantom{\TeX}};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
```

PNG at 300dpi:

![TeXlogo_300dpi.png](/image?hash=5bd66e956cc073e42f7f4f330bb23cd7780f707c3760e6e897bab0cc4135a7b7)

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_24px.png](/image?hash=697026770e8ec2b321c57a87fd9b96f243adc01a49ad64d3522c87ba39a29c26)

## Old Version with non-bold question mark

PNG at 300dpi:

![TeXlogo_300dpi.png](/image?hash=f3e75213cf726db7d0793a9ad6b9ecd0eb4754ef10406a53d70cd6d81de4082a)

PNG with 24px:

![TeXlogo_24px.png](/image?hash=29ffcc19ad048b7b0300aa0b805b0c910bae14f927412899a3ac74db33e12ec8)
Answer #10
Caleb
# Braces

Just an empty pair of braces, perhaps colored to match the site.

# **{ }**
    
...because TeX without braces is like a duck without water.

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