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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



On Wednesday 20 May 2009 11:18:47 Ding-Yi Chen wrote:
> 於 二,2009-05-19 於 16:55 +0100,Ewan Mac Mahon 提到:
>
> > On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 10:59:07AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > >  The main thing we want to squash is things like flags in input
> > > method selection which is very prominent in the UI, and flags in
> > > bittorrent clients whose removal doesn't at all substantially affect
> > > the operation of the software.
> >
> > That's a reasonable postion, but it's not quite the same as the current
> > policy.
>
> Using flags in input methods along is not very informative.
> For example, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of Chinese IMs.
> How do you know which one should be associated with China flags?
> Should it be pinyin? wubi? cangjie3? cangjie5?
>
> It's a good thing that almost all input methods already have their own
> icons.
>

That's true if someone is trying to find a language from the full list.
But if someone (e.g. me) has already chosen 3 he will be using (e.g. English, 
Armenian, Russian) it will be much more comfortable for him to see a flag and 
not a greyish box with greyish white letters (us, am, ru) in it.

Suren


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