Standardizing icon names: flags

Frans Englich frans.englich at
Wed Nov 10 22:23:17 EET 2004

On Wednesday 10 November 2004 20:04, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 08:01:26PM +0100, Rob Kaper wrote:
> > On Wednesday 10 November 2004 7:08 pm, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > > There is no ISO 639 letter code for Taiwan, as far as I know. Including
> > > a letter code for Taiwan will result in some angry people. Failing to
> > > include one will result in a different set of angry people. Both these
> > > sets of angry people will be larger than the number of people that
> > > failing to include flags will make angry.
> >
> > ISO is good enough for C and C++ and a lot of other things, so it should
> > be good enough for other standards of ours as well. We're making desktop
> > standards here, we're not trying to make people less angry about
> > politics.
> For the reasons Matt listed, including flags is a stupid idea which will
> only cause division.
> Many other desktop projects and distributors have 
> gone through this pain already and come to the same conclusion -- kick
> flags out.  For the amount of emotion (especially negative) it
> generates, it provides no value.  Whatsoever.

Could you read my mail, or do it one more time? You don't even contradict.



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