[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Logo - errors

Mark Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 11:23:22 UTC 2007

It is actually Japanese, it is "kwi".

Although not used in any actual words, the fact that it is genuine
letters is not possible to negate.

In fact, it is used in Okinawan dialect/language with some frequency.


On 14/06/07, Aphaia <aphaia at gmail.com> wrote:
> Honestly Japanese community doesn't take the strange letter as
> Japanese, but "something trying to be similar" and asked at least once
> Nohat to change it with the correct genuine one(s) based on consensus
> but rejected he had no interest to make a such change by request (he
> said he had no enough time to handle it).
> It is already a FAQ "what represents the funny character?" on VP and
> community consensus is it is not a Japanese letter, but some just
> weird figures, there are also some figures which can never be letter
> used on this globe, ever. I know Japanese community is not happy with
> those two letters, and some takes it a sign WMF has no interest toward
> Japanese projects and its culture.
> Personal I have no strong opinion on that issue, though I admit it is
> hardly to be considered a thoughtful design, rather a typical
> misrepresenting other cultures of Westerners (personally I love this
> kind, since it makes me  ... smile at least).
> Just for your information.
> On 6/15/07, Peter Halasz <email at pengo.org> wrote:
> > > Usually, no response means nobody cares, not "it got lost in the
> > > tubes, please post again until people tell you to stop."
> >
> > There's no need to be rude. I appreciate that you don't want to see
> > your photoshopping work repeated, but if I followed your logic then I
> > would have expected no response to the Creative Commons 3.0 mention
> > here (22 replies, though no definitive ruling *cough*). But perhaps
> > you're correct that English speakers are happy to have poorly formed
> > Devanagari and a Japanese typo on the logo.
> >
> > Peter Halasz.
> >
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