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Can I stylize the trademark symbol to match logo design?

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 ...
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Is there a way to 'unsymbol' an artboard in sketch?

Select the artboard/symbol, go to: Layer → Convert Symbol to Artboard.
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What symbols have been used to represent planets (in the solar system, or other)

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 ...
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Does a symbol like this or a similar thing already exsist and has its meaning or not?

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 ...
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How to produce difficult variant of Taegeuk symbol? (see images)

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 ...
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Why do most of the well known currency symbols have strikeouts in their symbols?

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 ...
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Scaling a symbol in Sketch scales all instances of that symbol

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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How do you indicate visually that a shower is for women?

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 ...
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How do you indicate visually that a shower is for women?

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 ...
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Structured pattern, random elements in Illustrator

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 ...
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Unable to draw logo with correct strokes and shadow

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. ...
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Image gets squished when overriding in a symbol in Sketch App

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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What's the centered fluffy art piece called in an article?

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. ☙ ❧ ...
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Is there any internationally-recognisable icon or symbol for police?

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 ...
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How to improve performance with multiple duplicated objects?

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 ...
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Typography/Character ID; Semicircle with bracket

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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Icon representing juniors, age 7-15

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 ...
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Why do most of the well known currency symbols have strikeouts in their symbols?

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 ...
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Helvetica character for an empty checkbox

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 ...
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How do I import a set of symbols in Sketch 3?

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 ...
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Can I Illustrator Symbols with editable text that does not update all instances?

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 ...
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What unicode character should I use to represent the fill bucket?

What about something like this ▧? I can't seem to make it larger so here's a pic Unicode number: U+2668 / HTML-code: ▧
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Is there any internationally-recognisable icon or symbol for police?

As you've already seen the symbol can vary between location but the symbol I consider as the internationally recognizable symbol for police is the shield or badge. It can be found used for buttons ...
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Why do most of the well known currency symbols have strikeouts in their symbols?

The lines across currency symbols make them easier to identify clearly in handwritten documents. An error in the identification of even one alphanumeric character or symbol in a handwritten document ...
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What is the name of the glyph that looks like a dash, but tapers on a single end?

These glyphs are part of Adobe Wood Type Ornaments You can read more about these glyphs here. I don't think they have a unicode value, but you can access them via the Character Viewer in OSX or ...
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Masking a shape out of symbol in Sketch 3

Here is a tutorial I just created for you. I made it step by step since I didn't know how comfortable you feel with Sketch. See that the important part is how you create your initial logo. Always on ...
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Does a symbol like this or a similar thing already exsist and has its meaning or not?

This looks (to my eyes at least) rather like a very basic Celtic Knot aka a Triquesta or Trinity Knot. There are lots of references to these things to be found on the internet if you search for the ...
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Sketch: As a symbol, adding text will resize the text block height

I'm desperately looking for an overall solution for this as well. The little workaround I've found until now, is a solution where you at least can compensate the look for one text object dropping to 2 ...
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