Questions tagged [symbols]

Questions about symbols; marks or characters used as conventional representations of objects, functions, or processes. Ask anything related to the design of symbols.

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Is there any specific symbol or color for 'Talent'?

I'm designing a logo which is somehow related to Talent. What symbols or colors can (or are good to) represent Talent? By talent, I mean a natural ability to do something well. I already have ...
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Width of unicode musical symbols vis a vis fixed width font

In my experience, the musical Unicode symbols for flat (♭) and sharp (♯) are not exactly the same width as the fixed width font that I am using, consequently columnar character alignment ...
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Releasing Masks in Sketch

I'm working on a library in Sketch, an I have made the icons with color masks, but I need to change them to color styles. Is there any way to release mask in a group of icons at once? Thank you
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Bounding-box suddenly way too wide & off-center

I've been working in an illustrator file for some time now, but today, all of a sudden, all instances of a symbol I've made are 16k pixels wide (img below). The objects don't appear that large, but ...
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Editable text within an Illustrator 'Symbol'

I'd like to create a reusable symbol for things like this: or I can change their shape and color - and I can change the color of just one with the direct selection tool - but I can't change the text ...
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Override position of image in symbol (Sketch app)

I have a common use case in Sketch where I'm designing a block with profile content, including an image. The block is a symbol and the image is a nested symbol inside this, with a circular mask. My ...
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Create automatic data text in sketch

I'm trying to make something like "data population" plugin, but without the plugin. With Data population I can use a group of information, not just a random name and a random email. I've tried this: ...
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Alphabetical sort order icon meaning

I noticed that icon repositories like Fontawesome have a lot of different icons for showing sort orders. The more variations I came across, the more confused I got. ...
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9-Slice-Scaling in Photoshop

Is it possible to create a 9-Slice-Object within Photoshop? I haven't found that feature yet, and can't find any help through google. Doesn't Photoshop support it?
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Sketch Symbols - replacement sizes

In Sketch, how different do the artboard sizes need to be so they DO NOT show up as replacement options? For example, I have some symbols that are 200px x 48px and when I want to replace them, I also ...
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Technical name of a particular fountain pen font

Kind users, I've been trying for two hours to identify a font using the various online tools that can be used in LaTeX but I failed. I don't know if it's even a commercial font. The k that I ...
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Adobe Illustrator - How do I add the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I can add a rupee symbol anywhere using the shortcut ₹ (CTRL+ALT+4) after selecting the Indian English Keyboard. However, I am unable to do that in Adobe Illustrator. How do I insert the Rupee ...
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Is there a way to 'unsymbol' an artboard in sketch?

I'm working in versions and I just created a duplicate of my symbols page and renamed it 'Symbols v1'. I now have a page called 'Symbols' and 'Symbols v1'. The problem I'm having is that I want to ...
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Helvetica character for an empty checkbox

Does Helvetica font have a character for an empty checkbox? Ie. simply a rectangle or square? If it does, do you know the character number?
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Modifiable progress bar symbol in Sketch

I'm trying to create modifiable progress bar symbols in Sketch. Those are rectangular and circle one on the picture below: To modify that rectangle so it would suit different percentages I created ...
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What can symbolize “mold-breaker”?

I've searched online for a very long while now but there seems to be no iconography or symbolism for mold-breaker. Internet only knows the Pokemon ability of the same name or mold, the disease. It ...
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How to insert a circumflex symbol (^)

I would like to insert a circumflex on a letter as in latex \hat{X} in Adobe Illustrator. I searched so many web pages but I couldn't find a quite decent solution.
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Is there a way to change a portion of the symbol's degree in phantasm?

I want to change the degree of each portion of the symbols to look like this
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How do I rotate the symbols [duplicate]

As you can see I have rotated one of the symbols to face it upwards. I want to apply the same effect to each symbol individually Unfortunately, if I rotate it as a group, the symbols will look like ...
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How to denote time? Is it ok to use degree and prime symbols?

I'm aware that there is an international standard on how to display date-time, ISO 8601 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601). But we all know that it's not that common. Maybe it is in engineering, ...
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How do I use random color script to fill up the circular patterns that I have created using Phantasm version?

I have already expanded the appearance, broken the symbol link of the halftone patterns and ungrouped it. I want to fill up with several colors using random color fill script but it's not working.
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Sketch: Object moves relative to another object/text in symbol

How do I make an object automatically move when I change the text preceeding/"attached to" it? I'm trying to figure out how this default symbol works (gif included below) and replicate it. When I ...
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Symbols appearing at different scale in Illustrator

I've searched but couldn't find anything relevant to my situation. I made symbols in Ai and was able to replace them easily, they all appeared at the original scale when turned into a symbol. Then it ...
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Sketch: Is there a way to use overrides and have text wrapping to push content down?

This is the original Symbol. I want to add more text to the 'Stage 13' override and have all elements below be pushed down. However this is what I get: What can I do to make this work properly?
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Image gets squished when overriding in a symbol in Sketch App

I have symbol that contains a profile photo that is masked into a circle shape. And to create a list of them, I would use the Override Image feature. However, if the image is not of the same aspect ...
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Pasted symbols duplicate the master in Sketch

For some reason, sometimes when I copy/paste a symbol or a group of symbols, it creates a new symbol in the symbol page which creates a huge mess and I end up having the same symbol many times. I ...
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Multiple Color Override in one text on Sketch

I have a question about Sketch symbols overrides. I have created a text box and have put some text inside and some hashtags. But the hashtags are in another color than the text. I transformed my ...
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Copy-and-paste Sketch artboard into different Sketch document without overwriting symbols in different artboards

Background I have a Sketch file within which there are multiple artboards. Each artboard details a screen of a web app UI I’m designing. There are many symbols/styles used across the artboards. I ...
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Is the Bluetooth logo a registered symbol?

I'd like to use a Bluetooth symbol which will be a visible part of my product for sale. Can I legally use this graphic?
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How can I make this symbol in illustrator?

I need to redraw this symbol for a client that has it as a JPG logo but doesn't have the vectorized file. How can I do this in illustrator?
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Creating a circular symbol with an arrowhead and a partly dashed line

I've just started to use Illustrator. Maybe someone can help me and explain how to make this symbol. I had trouble when trying to remove the segments of the object. I tried the knife and scissors ...
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What are the differences between: Symbols libraries, kits, and sticker sheets?

I'm wondering what are the differences between symbols libraries, kits, and sticker sheets and how would I load them? For instance, I just download the inVision Form kit, but I can't seem to load it ...
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How to get rid of background on exportable symbols in Sketch?

I have a symbol in sketch which I need to export. Whenever I make it exportable, it generates a large rectangular background to the symbol, which is not what I want. I want the symbol only as a png ...
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Automatically apply different fonts based on text/symbol

I'm working on layout for a 300-page trilingual “coffee table” style textbook, and one of the languages uses a glottal stop symbol which the chosen body text font can't handle. This means that for ...
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Insert multiple symbols in Sketch

Is there any plugin used to insert multiple symbols (external library symbols) to one artboard, rather than do it manually one by one? Thank you!
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Simple icon to represent 'presets'?

For my concept I have a task bar that has 3 functions. 'Save' 'Load Preset' and 'Help'. Save and Help both have simple icons that don't require text. Which is great, because I would like to leave as ...
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How can I keep a text wrap object working in front of a text symbol?

I have an object set as text wrap in front of a text box which works fine. As soon as I drag the text into the Symbols panel to create a symbol, the text wrap function stops working. Seems like a bug ...
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How to improve performance with multiple duplicated objects?

I am creating an image in Illustrator that has a cornfield in the background. To make it, I created a cob of corn and some leaves and then rearranged these items and duplicated them over and over ...
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Why isn't this symbol stainer tool working on this symbol?

I've created a symbol in Illustrator with default settings. Here's how I made the object for symbol: A rectangle with white color - Changed its opacity to 20% Inside the rectangle, there are circles ...
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Creating a sketch component where it picks average colour from an image and fills it in a layer

I've been trying to create a symbol in sketch which has a property where an overlaying gradient layer has a fill of the average colour it picks from the image in its background. Its easy to do it ...
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Can symbols save computer resources?

I often work with 50MB+ .ai files and sometimes my computer runs slowly because there's a ton of vectors, so it has to render them everytime I navigate through the file. Is it true that using symbols ...
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Is there a generally accepted symbol for “accountant”?

I have been informed (by an accountant) that the international symbol for an accountant is this: Whilst a search on Google retrieves a few similar symbols, they are not of sufficient quantity or ...
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What are the symmetry-in-pair symbols usually appear in Wingdings fonts? [duplicate]

For example, in Wingdings font: What are the symbols in boxes used for? I have checked the wiki pages of Wingdings, List of symbols, Ampersand and Unicode/List of useful symbols, but I can't find ...
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What's the centered fluffy art piece called in an article?

I know this, but I can't recollect at all. What is this thing called? They are usually centered in a book or writing and I'm certain they have a name but I can't remember for the life of me. They ...
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Import symbol set from another project or folder

I'd like to import another project's 'symbol library' and have it appear in the dropdown (image attached) 'Insert > Symbols'. Importing it in this way also makes it appear in the right hand '...
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Encoding symbols from LaTeX in Adobe Illustrator

I would like to solve a problem but I am not able to do it. Precisely I am creating figures and I should insert mathematical formulas. The first thing I do is to create a .pdf file from a .tex source ...
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Scaling a symbol in Sketch scales all instances of that symbol

Title pretty much says it all, but the problem is simple. Say I have a logo imported from illustrator or whatever. I make it a symbol, and then I use it in one place in my design. Looks great. But ...
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Can I Illustrator Symbols with editable text that does not update all instances?

I was wondering if it's possible to create Symbols with editable text elements in Illustrator CS6, i.e. when using form elements in wire framing. I'm seeking to use live text in symbols but not have ...
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What symbols have been used to represent planets (in the solar system, or other)

The Wikipedia page on gender states that the male and female symbols are symbols for the planets Venus and Mars. I wonder whether other planets in the solar system or other also have planet symbols. ...
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Sketch Questions regarding symbols [closed]

I've a few questions regarding Sketch - Sketch keeps expanding my symbol folders, it seems random and makes it more challenging to find what I want. Is there an option for how Sketch organizes ...