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Trying to recreate Twitter's reply icon:

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But how do I get that handle bar right using clean geometry?

Right now I'm using two circles:

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But in the end it doesn't quite feel right:

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Anybody have any ideas?

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So that icon is from the "rosettaicons" font family. When zoomed in (i used firebug in lieu of actually grabbing the font pack), you see all the rounded edges:

Screenshot of zoomed-in icon

The closest I got to simple geometry ended up like this:

Basic geometry

Hope that helps!

  • Indeed - parts of a circle plus a line with the same thickness seems to be exactly it. – Mark Boulder Oct 9 '14 at 21:21
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Based on this Twitter icon:

https://si0.twimg.com/images/dev/cms/intents/icons/reply_hover.png

(From https://si0.twimg.com/images/dev/cms/intents/icons/reply_hover.png)

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Two ellipses, a rectangle, a triangle, and a sheared rectangle (parallelogram).

  1. The larger ellipse minus the smaller ellipse
  2. Minus the rectangle.
  3. Combine with the triangle
  4. Minus the parallelogram.

Alternate style as per https://www.google.com.au/search?q=twitter+reply+icon:

Reply icon geometry

Two ellipses, a rectangle and a triangle.

  1. The larger ellipse minus the smaller ellipse
  2. Minus the rectangle.
  3. Combine with the triangle.
  • Nice, but how do I make it exactly like that Twitter icon? – Mark Boulder Oct 6 '14 at 11:41
  • Again this is not the icon I requested / the one Twitter uses. – Mark Boulder Oct 7 '14 at 14:09

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