whats the best unicode character to represent the fediverse? we need a symbol that is already encoded!
@raphael I never thought that asterisks can have different amounts of points but looking thru the fonts on my phone apparently they do
@liaizon There isn't even an agreed, collective symbol for the fediverse.
This proposal is most generally used https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fediverse_logo_proposal.svg but because the fediverse has no governing body, or a way to reach more than an informal consensus, that's the closest thing.
Anarchist movements have less trouble finding a common symbol than the fediverse! 😆
@liaizon But if we're spitballing from existing Unicode characters, I suggest a snowflake — like U+2746 ❆
For one thing, to troll the people using "snowflake" as a derogatory term. Because diversity and uniqueness is a beautiful combination.
Also, the image of a snowflake is branched and complex, like the fediverse. Only drawback is, the snowflake might indicate centralisation, as it springs symmetrically from a single point. There's room for improvement.
@liaizon I would advocate for:
❅ (connected network, snowflakes are cool, a bit small / too complex, has a central point)
⁂ (decentralized: no central point, but lacks of connections, easy to read in small size, a bit too triforce?)
@liaizon @Moon @haverholm One of the definition of ⁂ is : “Asterism, noun. Astronomy A pattern of stars that is not one of the traditionally established, named constellations, such as the Big Dipper or the Summer Triangle. Asterisms are often named and may be composed of stars that are members of one or more constellations.” I like that. but the symbol still have a contemporary use I think.
@liaizon Yes… I am trying to remember such a logo I know with 3 stars forming one box. Can’t put the finger on it yet…
@af @raphael there have been many logo ideas over the years and I am quite happy that the took off but was thinking recently after seeing lots of graffiti of different symbols that we need something a bit simpler. I am sure there are already a few wiki pages around with documentation of prier ideas tho
@luka I wish there was a way to specify font size via unicode (this is a horrible idea) so 𖡦 would display a bit bigger by default. I think at small sizes ⁂ works better then anything else and I like that it can be deconstructed into *** which feels a bit edgy
@yhancik I guess one of the main criteria is font availability across platforms but damn that is sorta an annoying criteria to figure out...
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