The Wikipedia Logo is Wrong

By Deane Barker on June 25, 2007

Some Errors Defy Fixes: A Typo in Wikipedia’s Logo Fractures the Sanskrit: The Wikipedia logo apparently has some bad characters in it.

[…] users of Wikipedia have described obvious mistakes in the design, a globelike jigsaw puzzle with characters from various languages on the pieces. Two of the characters — one in Japanese and one in Devanagari, the script used in Sanskrit and several modern Indian languages — are meaningless because of minor slips.

But the coolest thing in the whole article is this:

[the designer] said he tried to pick characters that were from a wide range of languages (including Klingon in the far upper right) …

Klingon. Awesome.