country flags have different sizes

Andriy Rysin arysin at
Mon Mar 6 13:12:39 GMT 2006

Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> On Monday 06 March 2006 03:40, Andriy Rysin wrote:
>> I've posted this question once several years ago and I don't believe I
>> saw an answer so I'll try again :)
>> Currently we have 228 country flags:
>> - 135 of them are 21x14
>> - 38 of them are 21x10
>> - a lot of others are in other sizes
>> Also some of the flags are just smaller png (like "yu") and some of them
>> have smaller flag padded by gray color in png (like "si").
>> I know there are some flags that have different aspect than others but I
>> still believe some unification is still needed.
>> We might want to bring most of them to 3x2 aspect (i.e. 21x14) and
>> remove gray padding to be consistent.
> There is something that I do not understand in this message.
> Are you telling that kxkb is not using the flags in kdebase/l10n or are you 
> telling that it is those flags that are wrong.
kxkb uses kdebase/l10n, but here attached is the list of flags and their 
sizes - quite inconsistent, as I said before: around half is 21x14, some 
flags are smaller size and some are padded with gray
> By the way, for flags, see also (in SVG format)
> (as far as I have  understood, a few of them in KDE comes from there).
thanks for the link, so if they done from vector graphics that mean we 
can pretty much just regenerate them with new target size, can't we?
Would anybody know the procedure how kdebase/l10n flags are created?

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