12 Eylül 2008 Cuma

Colnect uses language icon.

We are happy to see that Colnect - Collect and Connect network decided to use the language icon in their next release.

I've considered the option of using flags but have ruled it out because:
1 - Flags represent countries, not languages. Consider English which is widely spoken in the US, UK and Canada. On the other hand, consider Canada which has both English and French as official languages.
2 - Adding 25 flag icons for every page is an extra communication load with no good justification.

A solution?
An interesting project I've came across is the 'Language Icon'. They've decided to create an international icon to mean the word "language". Here it is: Classic Icon 32 x 32
It's supposed to look like a tongue though personally I don't find it resembling a tongue. If it'll catch on, however, it could be of great use to websites / application around the world. Kudos for the idea!

Read the full article here, or visit their site.

24 Ağustos 2008 Pazar

Positive Feedbacks!

This is a fantastic global icon --- and quite clever to use the color
of the tongue as the universal constant... which is also, of course, a
rarely used color, adding to the applicability of this visual to
represent a universal action: choose language. -
Bayarea RH

Please send all your feedbacks here!

Webpage Update

We have updated our webpage and added standard size banners and more examples..

Which websites implement the Language Icon?

We will keep this page for all who implement the language icon, please leave a comment here with your webpage adress, we will be adding you to the list!.

Currently Language icon is used by:

FocusAbacus Real Estate Network: emlak.im focusabacus.cn, vnnhadat.net.. (20+ sites)


Domain Update

Hi, we have moved our server to MediaTemple, our domain is still languageicon.org, .com, .net, .mobi, or .info also works.. however the old website also works.

17 Temmuz 2008 Perşembe

Vector Source and Color Variations Available

We have uploaded the vector source and 480+ different color/size icons to a flickr set. You can view the set here or you can go to the vector source from here. The vector source is Fireworks PNG.

Language Icon Badges

We have created more than 700+ badges (click to view flickr set) to use in your webpages to support our initative or just have fun, please, if you could link to us as well that would be more then welcome.

15 Temmuz 2008 Salı

The Language Icon

Hi all, we would like to share the language icon with you. Please visit LanguageIcon.org, you can leave any comments, feedbacks to this blog, we will also be posting more examples and supporters on here.