Flags, was Fwd: translatoid

John Layt johnlayt at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 6 16:47:22 BST 2009

On Thursday 06 August 2009 10:47:38 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> step 1 will be to just get a central system to draw the flags from in the
> first place, of course.

Hmmm, perhaps it's time to look into this, in between my print hacking.    
Unemployment has its upside :-)  Now, where was that e-mail from the last 

> but the reason, at least to me, that the current klocale flags are so
> "ugly" is they have the country codes on them. however, that might be
> useful for when they are used for locale setting since you usually know the
> country code in that case though perhaps not the flag. the country name is
> right there in text, however.

Which flags are these?  The ones in kdebase/runtime/l10n/ don't have the codes 
embedded in them, but they are rather small (about 21x14) PNG's and so not 
very useful.  I suspect there's some code somewhere that dynamically adds the 
country code to the flag possibly in a localised form?  Their being in kdebase 
is also not very useful to apps when kdebase isn't installed (and that raises 
the wider question of what other l10n stuff might belong in kdelibs too).

And I won't even start the debate about whether flags are really the 
appropriate symbol to use for languages when multiple countries use the same 
language... :-)


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