Published on December 17th, 2014 |
by Ido Kenan
Google’s Hanukkah Easter-Egg Gets It Almost Right
Google made an Easter-egg for Hanukkah, but got it wrong a second year in a row.
When searching or <חנוכה> (the Hebrew word), the search results page displays a lit Hanukkah menorah and a dreidel. Hanukkah dreidels adorn four letters on their four sides, celebrating the miracle of the cruse of oil, where Dreidels in Israel show the letters נ (Nun), ג (Gimel), ה (Hei), פ (Pei), which stand for “a great miracle happened here (in Israel)”; and dreidels outside of Israel show נ (Nun), ג (Gimel), ה (Hei), ש (Shin), for “a great miracle happened *there*”. Google’s dreidel shows the “there” version, even for searches from within Israel, reports reader Shai from Haifa (thanks, Shai!)
Which is better than what they did in 2013, when the letters on the dreidels were mirror flipped, according to this screencast.
This post in Hebrew