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Re: Flag images - technical solution


> On 17/02/2010 19:15, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On the other hand, one application will want 16x10 icons, another one
> > 24x15, another one may have some effects applied on the flags to better
> > fit the UI design, etc.
> > 
> > So while applications amy be using flags already, are they really using
> > the same ones, and would they benefit from having only one source for
> > all flags ?

Quoting Dmitry E. Oboukhov (unera@debian.org):
> May be the size must be included into path?
> like
>     flags/countires/<package>/16x10/
>     flags/countires/<package>/24x15/

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 07:28:56PM +0100, Jérémy Lal wrote:
> Maybe SVG flags would address this issue ?
> Also when it's not possible to choose between two flags, one could imagine
> just providing an icon with the 2 or 3-letter country code in it, and no flag.

I guess, there should be coordinated technical solution in which each
package install things like

For some selectable locale-id, multiple icons
             (Nothing but 2 or 3-letter country code in it)
      flags/24x15/<locale-id>.variant-1.png (Flag choice #1)
      flags/24x15/<locale-id>.variant-2.png (Flag choice #2)

is managed via alternative system to point to one of the choices above.

(I know alternative is not good idea for installer, ...)

This should make things easy to impliment icon across application
without political issues, someday if someone bothers to do this.


PS: Taiwan's reference in the public life has been moving target.  The
new president Ma of Taiwan seems to use interesting new wordings... when
he represents him to the mainland.

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