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Wikipedia’s logo

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has several errors.

Here’s the image:

Wikipedia international logo

and although I had seen it thousands of times, I hadn’t really noticed it until I saw it for a moment in Lessig’s corruption video. The errors in the Devanagari and Kannada scripts are immediately obvious; the New York Times ran an article about the error (they knew of only the Devanagari and a Japanese error).

Apparently, the original author has lost his source files, and no one knows how to fix it (seriously), so they have been either simply giving up, or using the ingenious argument that the logo is appropriate, as the existence of errors is characteristic of Wikipedia.

Edit [2010-05-13]: With the new Wikipedia logo, the errors are finally fixed, after seven years.


Written by S

Sat, 2007-12-08 at 05:53:25

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  1. Dang, I came here to point out it’s been corrected. You caught it two days earlier :)


    Sat, 2010-05-15 at 03:32:52

  2. There was some message on top about changes, and something about the logo looked funny. How did you pick it up?


    Sat, 2010-05-15 at 11:00:48

    • Same way, really. Stupid of me to ask. :-)


      Sun, 2010-05-16 at 12:40:45

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