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I am not a trademark attorney which is really who you should ask. My understanding is the ™ is merely an indicator that the mark is being used in an effort to register it. ™ means "We intend to make this an ® when unique usage has been established." ™ does not provide any legal protection, it merely is a notice to infringers that the user may intend to file ...


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Select the artboard/symbol, go to: Layer → Convert Symbol to Artboard.


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All of the planets, as well as the sun and the moon, have symbols .... https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/680/solar-system-symbols/ In fact, some planets have multiple symbols, depending on context. Astrology tends to use differing symbols for Uranus and Pluto and slight variations for Mercury, Saturn, and Neptune.


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Sorry I came upon this question so late. You can have symbols instances with different colors to some extent. Use the Appearance panel to add a fill or stroke color to the selected symbol instance. Here I have added different fill colors to each instance of the same symbol.


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This is called a Trefoil knot and it's a rather common symbol in both arts and iconography. If the outer 'leaves' are pointed, it's known as a Triquetra. Both symbols have seen a lot of use, as especially the Triquetra Wikipedia article confirms. Among others, it was a Celtic symbol adapted by Christianity.


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Sorry about this, but I have just found the answer to my problem: Given this, I then created my own using Adobe Illustrator (seen in the following image). The outermost circle I used as one unit (in my case, 100 px diameter). Thanks anyway.


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Imitation of an older convention It's clear that the designers of more recent currency symbols have their own rationale for including the slashes or 'strikeouts' in the symbol. It's also clear that these elements naturally evolved in older currency symbols through the use of abbreviation and shorthand. It's more than likely that modern currency symbols are ...


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The question asks about prime and double-prime symbols for minutes and seconds, which have been used for ages, and even feature in a piece of piano music (or what would be piano music, if there were a note played). However it then veers off from the question title to ask about extending this to using degree ° for hours. Don't. Prime/Double prime &...


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After you insert a new symbol you can right click on the layer and "Detach from symbol" Now scaling it will only effect that one instance.


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In general, no, you don't want more than one 'aha' element in a logo. That's not to say you can't, or no one has, but it's a tough thing to pull off successfully. In this particular example, you actually have 3 things going on...the 'bike', the 'saddle' and the 'speech bubble'. And I do think they are all competing. None of them stand out in terms of scale ...


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How one can represent several grayish materials in 6 by 6 px using realistic colors? Well... you can't, at least if they're supposted to look different. Personally I'd stick to using just the three colors bronze, silver, gold which have a fairly well recognized order, known from sports-medals. As soon as you add more metals or elements you start to assume ...


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This is probably most likely considered a "rosette" and the style of the time period would be probably be called "Romanesque." As far as this particular design, I don't know if it is a class of design, but it was built up using some very basic geometrical manipulation. The cross is an obvious choice from a cultural perspective as well as a geometrical ...


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In the end I couldn't find a mechanism to automatically distribute and repeat a pattern, but this article on The Noun Project's blog did give a really good runthrough of how to do it; manually, but reliably and relatively easily. Summary of article The most important thing to note, is that each shape on the edge of our square needs to have a ...


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User experience is more important than precision. Take the phone icon for example. Phones haven't looked like this for a long time, but the icon is still very effective for communicating. The two concepts you are trying to communicate are shower and woman. Luckily, there are common icons for both so it's most communicative to just combine the icons. It ...


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Bathroom icons don't describe what you do in there, they describe who goes in. It's become a universal sign for restrooms as it's one of the few spots that's segregated by sex in most locations. But it can work equally as well for showers/changing rooms.


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I assume you're trying to do all this with a single stroke?? Things really depend upon how you currently have objects constructed. In order to get the appearance of an "overlap" you need an overlap. So draw a section of road to cover the overall path: Same stroke style applied to an additional path on top of the base path. You won't be able to create the ...


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You can do this by adding an image fill to your shape. Make sure you select Fill (and not Fit, Stretch or Tile). You can then override the image just like you would any other.


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These kinds of ornaments can also sometimes be called fleurons. A set of them is included in the Wingdings typeface with different transformations to allow for easy symmetrical decorations. ☙ ❧ There are some fleurons available in the Unicode specification under the Dingbats block (PDF). Fleurons 273E ✾ SIX PETALLED BLACK AND WHITE FLORETTE ...


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Here's a link to a quick discussion on international symbology you might find interesting since you’ve already read about the ISO standard. A Brief History of International Symbols As the article and @johannes mentioned in the comments to your question, there is the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 50 icon set designed in 1974 that has become a ...


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Use symbols as explained in the Adobe manual. It can save you time and greatly reduce file size. To create a symbol do one of the following: Click the New Symbol button in the Symbols panel. Drag the artwork to the Symbols panel. Choose New Symbol from the panel menu.


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It looks like some stylized form of a pilcrow sign U+00B6 ¶ PILCROW SIGN or rather the earlier capitulum U+2E3F ⸿ CAPITULUM. See the Wikipedia article on Pilcrow.


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The issue with silver, platinum and diamond is that they are all usually represented with similar colors. Color alone would not be enough, but shape can go a long(er) way. You mention you want your icons to be really small, if that's the case, only way to go is very simple shapes, like Stein mentions. I don't think it would be a good idea to have two ...


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I like the II sign depicting pause on the players. Its advantage is that you can place a "stop" square or other signs of similar style, so the all bunch of signs will be successive.


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In my opinion. Forget the option 1. It is for toddlers. I thought Junior as a son that have the same name as the father. Posible terms, kid, minor, child, under 15... For the icon, probably a head with a cap. I think that is representative of that range of age. (And maybe not pointing forward, but lateral or backwards) https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=...


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Designer Udaya Kumar author of the in INR (Indian Rupee) ₹ symbol explains: The parallel lines at the top (with white space between them) are said to make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag and also depict an equality sign that symbolizes the nation's desire to reduce economic disparity. (Wiki)


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Plain, standard Helvetica does not contain a box glyph. (And if yours does: be careful, if it appears to do, that may actually be the .notdef glyph! Such a character is not suitable to use in a document!) You can fake a box with various methods by using a graphic image, but if your document is going to be distributed as a PDF, I would strongly recommend to ...


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how about #1 and #2? Or from the noun project: this icon for drops labled #1 and this icon for poop labeled #2


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You can't include the text elements into the symbol - they will (as you said) be altered on all instances if you change the text on one of them. I often create the symbol with the graphics only and add text to each of the instances.


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In Sketch Symbols and Shared Styles work across pages, but not cross-document. One way is to have a page (symbols page) with all the symbols you need and copy only the necessary for each project. A second approach (actually is the technique I've been using) is to have a template with two pages, one for all the symbols and another blank page in the ...


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