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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



On Wednesday 20 May 2009 09:49:40 Ding-Yi Chen wrote:
> 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?

We all know flags : language is not 1:1 relation, but it can help in situations 
where you use more different languages (mostly english and native language).

If flags make it difficult for someone to chose:
1) there is still text over the flag
2) you can use check box in configuration to turn flags off 


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