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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



於 三,2009-05-20 於 10:07 +0200,Michal Hlavinka 提到:
> 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:
> > > >
> > > > 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).

But it does not help in my case.
Using input method icons, however, solves your case and mine.
Note that you might be able to use flag as icon in your input method,
providing no other people develop other input methods in your country
and challenge you.

And how about multilingual countries such as India and Switzerland?
What language should be associate their flags?

> 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 

In order to know which input method is activated, in your setting, I
have to either:
1. Hover the mouse to the flag icon and see the tooltip
2. Type a few key and find out I am at wrong input method.

Both ways are not as convenient as using an input method icons.


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

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