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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy

於 三,2009-05-20 於 12:07 +0500,Suren Karapetyan 提到:
> 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) 

I have 5 Chinese IMs (mainly for development) pinyin, wubi, Cangjie3,
Quick3, and chewing.
How could I distinguish these in "Flag-only" schema?

Quite a lot of Chinese desktops installed multiple input methods for
various reasons. It can be the preferences are differ among family
members, or learning/testing  some new input methods.

Some IMs are capable of input multiple languages, what flags should they

> 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

That's what icons for.

Ding-Yi Chen
Software Engineer
Internationalization Group
Red Hat, Inc.

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