[Wiktionary-l] [Logo] One True Wiktionary logo

Minh Nguyen mxn at zoomtown.com
Fri Mar 9 10:45:49 UTC 2007

Ray Saintonge wrote:
> Aphaia wrote:
>> Hello,
>> [[m:Logo]] claims logo should be consistent. I agree.
>> This document shows us the "scrabble" type logo as Wiktionary logo; at
>> least it was a result of straw poll. I am not sure if the Wiktionary
>> active editors love it. Perhaps not.
>> On the Wikimedia Foundation website, on "Our projects" table and
>> [[Wikimedia:Our projects]], both pages show visitors the old one (dic
>> entry type) logo as project logo.
> Has anyone bothered to check whether the Scrabble people have any IP 
> issues with using that logo?
> Ec

If I recall correctly, the logo was intentionally a cross between 
Scrabble and Mahjong. I'm not sure if it would help us that the generic 
Mahjong tile design isn't trademarked, if it ever came to dealing with 
"the Scrabble people". (lol, that just reminds me of the old children's 
TV show "The Letter People". [1]

In my opinion, it's not that big of a deal if the Vietnamese Wiktionary 
is the only edition to adopt the tiles; the Galego Wiktionary has always 
featured a logo that appears to be a lectionary or Bible. I get the 
feeling that many of the editions would've already switched if they saw 
enough of the other editions switching. The Italian Wiktionary, for 
example, has an enormous copy of the tiles logo right under the fold, 
and the Korean Wiktionary uses elements of the logo throughout the site.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Letter_People

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