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Is there an official JavaScript logo/icon or there is no official logo or icon at all? If not, which icon do you consider to be the most representative when refering to JavaScript? I am just curious, because PHP has an recognizable icon, perl has, ruby, python etc. all the other languages have some sort of official logo or icon.

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link to that logo/icon? –  Derfder Sep 9 '12 at 20:18
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This is not a user experience question. Questions should be related to user experience problems that you have a question about. Requesting information on a logo isn't such a question and isn't suited to a StackExchange site. –  JonW Sep 9 '12 at 21:06
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actually this is a user experience question, most notably because user experience is subjective. –  albert Jan 21 '13 at 22:23

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There is probably no "official" icon, because there is no body officially "governing" JavaScript. See also this related Stack Overflow question about the "official" manual on JavaScript. Instead, JavaScript is a derivative of ECMAScript. Glancing over the official ECMAScript website I don't see any official logo's or icons for ECMAScript either, not even in the specification documents (for version 3 nor for version 5).

Interestingly, the Wikipedia article on JavaScript shows this logo, which I'd personally never seen before:

Unofficial logo from JSConf EU 2011

In response to your second question: I guess if I must choose then I would go for any icon in my existing house style with these two features:

  • Capitals "JS"
  • Indication that the icon's about code

To add to this, see there's this related icon:

  • JScript icon JScript: Microsoft's implementation of ECMAScript
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js logo (the one from wikipedia) is the unofficial logo, because JavaScript is owned by oracle. you can read more here: 2ality.com/2011/10/logo-js.html and you can get it here: github.com/voodootikigod/logo.js –  albert Jan 21 '13 at 22:19
    
"because JavaScript is owned by oracle" is crap. –  Sparky Apr 21 at 7:15
    
@Sparky this is by no means crap - as JavaScript is in fact a trademark of Oracle Corporation as the USPTO states... –  Spontifixus May 26 at 16:02
    
What I was saying was that JavaScript, the language, is not owned by Oracle. The trademark is, yes. –  Sparky May 27 at 10:32

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