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New server

Currently I’m in the middle of moving Omniglot to a new web server provided by Kualo. This is going smoothly so far, but if you notice any error messages of other strangeness, don’t panic! The new server is managed, so any problems that might occur should be fixed quickly. My current server is ‘managed’ by […]

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New design for Omniglot

Recently I’ve been tinkering with the design of Omniglot. This doesn’t involves any major changes, at least I’m not planning to make any major changes at the moment – it’s more a case of changing colours and logos, and trying to improve menus. You might have noticed a few changes already – for example there […]


Happy New Year!

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I’m just wondering what you think of the wibiya toolbar I added to Omniglot this week – the green band that appears at the bottom of pages. Do you find it useful? Would you like to see other links or applications on it? I also decided it was time to change the template of this […]



Today is the fourth anniversary of this blog, and in the past four years no fewer than 988 posts and 9,533 comments have appeared here. In the same time the number of visitors to Omniglot has doubled from 500,000 a month to over a million, so I must be doing something right. When I first […]


Fragile? No, broken glass!

What does this symbol mean to you? Probably ‘fragile / handle with care’. This is not how everyone would interpret it though – apparently staff at port somewhere in Africa saw this symbol on boxes, assumed they were full broken glass and threw them all into the sea. [Source] Here are a few other symbols […]


Library of Congress

I just heard that Omniglot has been selected for the Library of Congress Web Archives, its historic collections of Internet materials, so I must be doing something right :). A few years ago Omniglot was also listed in the British Library Web Archive, though their version of the site is a bit out-of-date.


Happy New Year



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Good news – the Omniglot forum is back. I’m not sure how I managed it, but somehow I got it back.

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