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PEN Interlnational Logo
We asked a member from each PEN centre to write a character, an individual letterform, from their own language. We wanted people to write in their own handwriting, using the same kind of pen; and to choose, if possible, a character that is distinctive to that language and alphabet.

We have characters from 43 of the world’s alphabets in our logo:
Amharic
Arabic
Bengali
Cherokee
Chinese Cantonese
Chinese Mandarin
Czech
Danish
Devanagani
Egyptian Arabic
English
Ewe
Farsi
French
Ga
German
Gurmukhi
Icelandic
Inuktitut
Italian
Japanese
Kurdish
Krio
Malayalam
Maori
Nepali
Norwegian
Portuguese
Roman
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Spanish
Swiss German
Tamil
Tibetan
Turkish
Twi
Urdu
Veltic
Yolngu
Yoruba
Zema