Avoiding Problems by Avoiding Decisions

Andras Mantia amantia at kde.org
Mon May 17 13:00:35 BST 2004

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On Monday 17 May 2004 14:32, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> On Monday 17 May 2004 05:04, Don Sanders wrote:
> > After reading Jason Keirstead's post and following his links I
> > suggest that in addition to this the flags should be removed as
> > well.
> >
> > FWIW that is what GNOME and Red Hat have decided to do. I think the
> > flags are the cause of more insult/offense than the names and that
> > it makes sense to completely remove them.
> I agree that doing that would remove the most offensive part of it,
> but unfortunatly the flags are there for a purpose:
> They help non-english speakers to find their own language from a
> default installation, and they help people like me if I accidentenly
> select a wierd language I can't decifer.
> Because of this I believe the flags should stay.

Both issues would be solved with my proposal when the name of the 
countries contain the English and the local version.


> `Allan

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