[Design-team] Use of flags (was Re: Wiki page for country)

Fabian A. Scherschel fab at sixgun.org
Wed Jul 21 07:36:08 UTC 2010

I think flags are great, very visual and immediately understandable. As for
controversial, you can find dissenting opinions on everything you do if your
audience is big enough. We can't cater to *everybody* and the vast majority
of flags are actually quite "safe", IMO.


# Fabian A. Scherschel
# Host & Producer, Sixgun Productions
# Member, Fedora Design Team

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 07/13/2010 07:56 PM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> > Since not all the websites have finished sites or distinctive designs,
> > Jef put together a mockup using flags for each country (with the caveat
> > it would need to be adjusted so the flags were a bit smaller):
> >
> >
> http://schendje.fedorapeople.org/fedoracommunity/fedoracommunity.org.flags.png
> >
> > I know there's a lot of sensitivity to the usage of national symbols in
> > general; is it advisable to avoid the usage of flags or do you think it
> > would be okay in this instance?
> >
> Hard to say.  It is really dependent on the specific regions in
> question.  It is better to confirm with them that the usage of flags is
> uncontroversial or desirable
> Rahul
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