[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Logo - errors
! Chris Sherlock
ta.bu.shi.da.yu at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 02:55:08 UTC 2007
I find Klingon to be one of those weird geek things that could one day take
off. The Unicode Technical Committee may have rejected their proposal, but
given they actually have their own font, I think that its No Big Deal that
it's in the logo. I'm no huge Trekkie either.
It seems to me that people are getting their shorts in an uproar about this.
Maybe my perception is wrong, but surely we have better things to be
concerned about and send our time on?
Ta bu shi da yu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ta_bu_shi_da_yu)
On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 00:20 +0200, Jon Harald S?by wrote:
> I think it is great that we have Klingon character there. Statistically
> speaking, no-one* will know what kind of character it actually is, and it
> will be an interesting easteregg when people discover it. Something that
> makes people smile. I can't see any bad implications whatsoever coming
> it; how can it posibly hurt us?
> * How many percent of the world's population have ever heard of Klingon?
> of those who have heard of it, how many have ever seen anything written in
> Klingon with the Klingon alphabet? And of these, how many would recognize
> the one Klingon character in the logo without knowing what it is
The plural of anecdote is not data and all that, but I for one never
knew there were any Klingon characters in the logo. That said, I've
never really studied the logo at length or anything?I usually just
mentally process it as "globe with bunch of characters from various
scripts"?nor do I know the first thing about Klingon.
Slowking Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Slowking_Man)
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