Shekel sign copied from Ubuntu Gnome ;)

Patrik Bubák bubapa at
Mon Dec 7 09:31:25 UTC 2015

It's impossible for designers to keep track of every single symbol used in known history. New symbols emerge daily, it's as easy as taking a pencil and draw on canvas to create new ones.

That being said, as the author of the logo I had no idea, that Israeli's currency looks similar. Why? Why should I. Short answer: not interested in Israel. No one's obligated to know everything, to study every single symbol in mankind's history (which is impossible due to the before mentioned).

Ask anyone you meet on the street do they know how many currencies are there in the world? How many will know? Much less would they know their symbols, names or values.

Those who will want to criticize will do so even if there is no reason, just because it's the only thing they know and enjoy. Ask how many of those who criticize have ever achieved anything/done anything meaningful for others?

[A clear description/notes]( to support the idea can be found on my Behance. Sadly not all see the intended and will conjure things in their minds even after reading the manual.

It's impossible to indulge everyone and that's something every designer has to live with.

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Shekel sign copied from Ubuntu Gnome ;)
Local Time: December 7 2015 9:54 am
UTC Time: December 7 2015 8:54 am
From: informatica at
To: ubuntu-gnome at

I perform many Ubuntu Gnome installations to individual and professional
end users, and I know that a part of them migrate from Windows to Ubuntu
Gnome for "political" or philosophical reasons.

Some of those people (small number) can identify this u-20aa sign, and
this will spoil the trust to GNU/Linux. I'm thinking in removing
plymouth-theme-ubuntu-gnome-logo package when tuning preinstallations.

El 07/12/15 a les 08:53, Julien Olivier ha escrit:
> Well, being cited in conspiration theories will be a great way to
> attract new users! :)
> Le lundi 07 décembre 2015 à 09:12 +0200, Usama Akkad a écrit :
>> I did not wanted to be the one who bring that but it seems like the
>> new logo has the sign of the Israeli currency ₪
>> I think it would be better to have less controversial logo. Though
>> that would not drive me away from using Ubuntu gnome :-)
>> On 07-12-2015 00:34, Leo Francisco wrote:
>>> New logo is looking fab (perhaps it could even do with being bigger
>>> on the splash screen).
>>> Another good point, there's massive speed increases with 3.16.
>>> Glowing review even if there is loads of typos :)
>>> Leo
>>> On 06/12/15 09:16, Ali/amjjawad wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Just saw this:
>>>> Glad to see our name on the media ;)
>>>> --
>>>> Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
>>>> Best Regards,
>>>> Ali/amjjawad <>
>>>> *<>* -
>>>> <> - Ubuntu GNOME
>>>> <>
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