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Re: List of packages including country flags

Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Openttd, currently under review:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=491518

Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> netpanzer (marks units as belonging to a player but no historical
> significance)

With those 2, we're now at 16 packages including flags and 1 including
historical stems/shields.

This already exceeds the "4 or 5 packages" estimate by a factor of 3 to 4.
And no systematic search was even done. Censoring flags means censoring a
lot of packages and breaking some of them entirely. It is not a trivial
issue at all.

Note that I have yet to see an icon for preferences-desktop-locale which
doesn't use one or more flags. Echo uses a "generic" all-blue flag, but
this is fairly close to some real flags (e.g. the UN flag is blue with some
logo on it, the Somali flag is blue with a white star on it, the city of
Nitra in Slovakia uses a solid blue flag with a swallowtail form
(flagid.org found that one for me)) and there are also plenty of possible
political etc. interpretations for a solid blue flag. I don't think
a "generic" flag is any less of a problem there than a UN flag.

        Kevin Kofler

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