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Someone (User:Sokuya) in hewiki have noticed that the logo in hewiki is pixelized in Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display.
I don't have Retina Display device so I can't really see it.

Looks like .mw-wiki-logo css for specific devices is different between wikis (some wikis have device-pixel-ratio while others not)

  1. How can we solve it for hewiki?

2 and more importantly - Are there other wikis with similar issue? How can it solve it for all wikis? (grep for device-pixel-ratio rules for logo in WMF site configs)?

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This is (probably) simply because hewiki currently has no HD logo yet. I can easily add it (and the logo won't be pixelized anymore), but I need the logo in SVG. Please give me a link to this logo and I'll fix it.

Urbanecm renamed this task from Pixelized logo to Pixelized logo - hewiki.Sep 8 2016, 11:50 AM

Change 309375 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Add HD logos for hewiki

Thanks. Will be deployed at Monday.

I'm sorry, I think I linked to wrong version and the correct version should be:
(this aligns correctly in the grid, similarly to enwiki logo)

Going to fix, hopefuly I've noticed this message before the SWAT...

I see you updated static/images/project-logos/hewiki-2x.png file. However I think static/images/project-logos/hewiki-1.5x.png left with no change. Would you mind update it again to: ?

Change 309375 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add HD logos for hewiki

Umm, file static/images/project-logos/hewiki-1.5x.png still incorrect, can we still fix it?

Mentioned in SAL [2016-09-12T13:15:18Z] <hashar@tin> Synchronized static/images/project-logos/: Add HD logos for hewiki T145017 (duration: 00m 50s)

@Sokuya From my side it works (I've noticed some problems with the 1.5 version but I've fixed it). Can you check it now? If it won't work, please reopen this task.

@Urbanecm I'm very appreciate your efforts to help us with this issue. However, when I examine the new logo I can still notice it's pixelized. The quality is much better comparing to earlier version however it's not the same as the English/French/Farsi logos yet.

You can see this clearly in this picture:

Screen Shot 2016-09-12 at 16.41.59.png (346×1 px, 163 KB)

Can we get the same quality as them?

Also, the 1.5 version and default version are not correct, you can compare them with this version and notice that the location of the fourth letter from the right (Hebrew Yud) is not in the same place in both logos.

I'm sorry to bother you again but this is very important to me.

@Sokuya I've generated a bunch of new logos from the SVG version. is my start point (I generated the logos by smallering this version) is basic non-HD version is 1.5x version
and finally is 2x version

Can you look at it and tell me if I can make a patch using this logos?

Thanks in advance.

(I don't understand your language so I think better will be if I ask you for checking; also I have no Retina display so I can't see it anyway).

The start point is the correct version of the logo the text aligns correctly . But the generated ones are still not as good as the English version. They are not in the right size or vivid enough.

Please take a look of these logos:
Open each of them in a new tab next to test version ones. You will see a size difference in 1.5x and 2x version and also a quality difference in the basic non-HD version.

Here a picture I made trying to explain it:

Screen Shot 2016-09-12 at 20.00.12.png (1×1 px, 684 KB)

Can we talk with (User:Svgalbertian) from wikimedia common, he made the logo of the English version.

The quality looks pretty the same compering to English versions, meaning that I think its good.
However the size is 1px difference but I think it's a minority:

Screen Shot 2016-09-12 at 21.11.05.png (244×1 px, 70 KB)

I think its better now.
What about the basic non-HD version?

Okay, going to create a patch. The basic non-HD version will be created now, I wanted do the HD first and then non-HD.

Change 310056 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Fix HD logos for hewiki

I've uploaded a patch which should fix the HD logos. I'll deploy it today or tomorrow. Could you do a final check with this patch?

@Sokuya Ad 2) It'll be fixed for all wikis when all wikis will have 1.5x and 2x version. I can do it in some time but I have a question. Do you know a list of SVG versions of logos of all wikis?

Here the SVG logos list (the Hebrew files there are not updated yet).
What do you mean It'll be fixed for all wikis when all wikis will have 1.5x and 2x version? Can't we deploy the patch in the next few days?

I don't know where to check the basic non-HD version but the other versions in the path (1.5x and 2x versions) are OK!

Urbanecm: Thanks for the help.

Regarding the SVG for all wikis - Possibly the common category:,_v2

but caution: I'm not sure it is the same as used in wikis

Thanks you both. Non-HD version hasn't changed (I'm working on it) so no check is needed at this time. I'll deploy the fix of HD ones in a few of minutes and then we can work on non-HD ones.

Change 310056 merged by jenkins-bot:
Fix HD logos for hewiki

Mentioned in SAL [2016-09-12T19:10:53Z] <thcipriani@tin> Synchronized static/images/project-logos: SWAT: [[gerrit:310056|Fix HD logos for hewiki (T145017)]] (duration: 00m 48s)

The change is deployed. Could you check the HD versions? The non-HD isn't ready yet, working on it...

Great! The non-HD will be done tomorrow. Thanks for your help!

Change 310228 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Fix hewiki logos

The patch above contains the basic non-HD logos. Please can you check it? If you'll give me feedback till 13:00 UTC, I can deploy it today :).

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 10.41.11.png (320×651 px, 107 KB)

It is blurrier than the English version. I hope you can see this in the picture.

Try to look what (User:Svgalbertian) did in here:
It seems he made the logo of the English version.

+ bKGD chunk for fallback background color if 24-bit transparency is not possible [newer browsers unaffected], courtesy of User:Svgalbertian

I'm trying to find the discussions here:

20:16, 20 May 2010 Updated Wikipedia logo, changes made as per discussions on Talk:Wikipedia/2.0

Is the discussion in "Revisions to the Wikipedia globe/identity" paragraph?

Can you check it again please?

Change 310753 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Fix logos for hewiki

Please check both of and, I've tested two ways to create the logo. Thanks in advance!

The first one (/r/310753) is not in the right size so can't really compare it. The second one isn't good. (r/#/c/310228/).
I think the first one is might be better but I can't really tell because the size difference.

Change 310753 abandoned by Urbanecm:
Fix logos for hewiki

Change 310798 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Fix hewiki logos

Please look at it again (310798 version). Sorry for my mistake. Now the -David version should be used and it should be in correct size.

Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 16.38.08.png (331×596 px, 122 KB)

It's the right size but still blurrier...
I think they did something special to get to this result. I just don't know what they did... I tried to figure it out from the Talk Page.

I exhausted all my ways to fix the logo. Should I schedule this patch for deploying or not?

I think if this is basic non-HD version of logos the difference won't be visible.

Alright. As long it's the correct version I think you are right.

@Urbanecm Is there any new? Are you going to set a patch?

I only uploaded two weeks ago. You said it is blurrier... Trying to figure out other way to export better logo. BTW, I don't think it is visible... But maybe because my display?

Change 313374 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Fix hewiki logo

@Sokuya Please check 313374. If it isn't good, please tell me if I can deploy 313374 or 310798.

Look its still blurry, however I don't want to exhaust you.

I exhausted all my ways to fix the logo.

I agree with you saying:

I think if this is basic non-HD version of logos the difference won't be visible.

So I prefer to have the correct version of the logo even if it still blurry to my expectation.

I really don't know any other way, I can only repeat the previous ones. Which version shoud be deployed? 310798 or 313374?


In 313374 the logo is incorrect.

Okay, as a non-emergency patch this will be deployed on October 03.

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2016-10-03T13:51:04Z] <zfilipin@tin> Synchronized static/images/project-logos/hewiki.png: SWAT: [[gerrit:310798|Fix hewiki logos (T145017)]] (duration: 00m 47s)

Deployed. Please check and if something is wrong, reopen and tell what!

Hi @Urbanecm,
We are celebrating 200,000 articles in Hebrew wikipedia. Can you please update our logo using this: Hewiki_200,000_articles4.svg
Just as you did last time. with the same dimension and everything. Thanks :)

Will create new task.