[Foundation-l] What is on the back of the logo?

Andrew Gray andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
Thu Jul 24 09:29:25 UTC 2008

2008/7/24 Ting Chen <Wing.Philopp at gmx.de>:
>> Total, leaving aside the caps, thirty or so. Forty if we fill in the
>> missing tiles. Can we rustle up thirty more visually different
>> characters? I'm sure we can... anyone have a handy list of what
>> writing systems we've used so far?
> Here is a list of writing systems:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_writing_systems
> And we can surely ignore writing systems that would never make to our projects (egypt hierographs and other dead languages), so in total, it is not so much

Thanks to Guillom (who found it when I couldn't), a list:


Armenian - [blank] - [blank] - [blank]
Khmer - [blank] - Japanese - Klingon
Tibetan - Greek - Latin - Arabic
Devangari - Chinese - Cyrillic - Hangul
[unknown] - Kannada - Hebrew - Thai

So, thirty more to play with. I would like on principle for us to
include a dead system or two - even if we don't work in them, it's a
nice nod to include cuneiform or demotic Egyptian. I would have said
'Mayan', but that's far too complex for us!  (Another dead system
which we might want to consider: Ogham, since it has a very nice "ui-"
character, Uilleann.)

I can see why we might not want too, though, so I won't argue this
much - but I'd like to consider it...

We may also want to think about quietly substituting Klingon for
something else, given we've closed tlh.wp!

- Andrew Gray
 andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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