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

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 23:06:24 UTC 2008

I received from Adam Frost, the assistant of Valerie Sutton, an SVG image of
the "world" sign. It does include the sign for w twice .... How is that for
staying within the W theme and for appropriateness. He is so gracious to
make it available under a CC-by license but will be really happy when it
becomes part of the backside of the Wikipedia "world"..


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 3:12 PM, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>

> Hoi,
> Obviously you can have a word in any sing language for the character "w".
> However, as sign languages are based on signs, there are no words in sign
> languages *using *the character w not do they use the sound that is
> expressed by the w.
> When there is a "w" theme to the Wikipedia globe, you will have to do
> without anything that has relevance to the "w" character or sound in any way
> when you include SignWriting. You can artificially make a link be selecting
> "we" in for instance American Sign Language as suggested by Michael Snow. I
> take it that you all understand that there is as much relation with this
> "we" to the English "we" as there is to for instance the Japanese "we".
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Gerard Meijssen
>> <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hoi,
>> > In SignWriting you do not have a "w" .. no sounds you see :) Do you want
>> me
>> > to get you a vector image of ASL thank you ?
>> > Thanks,
>> >      GerardM
>> >
>> That's ridiculous, Gerard.  Of course there's a "w" in sign language.
>> You don't have to be able to hear to understand the concept of the
>> letter "w".  A "w" is a circle with three lines coming out of the top
>> middle, forming a W.
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