[Design-team] Use of flags (was Re: Wiki page for country)
Fabian A. Scherschel
fab at sixgun.org
Wed Jul 21 18:50:49 UTC 2010
On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 8:44 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>wrote:
> Humans are 99% irrational, illogical creatures of passions and 1% a
> being convinced they aren't any of those things.Thus humans have a
> tendency to die more for a flag than a country name. It is a highly
> symbolic item that gets people very worked up even more than names
> (even those do work people up.) You can label something Formosa,
> Taiwan or even the Republic of China and get only some grief.. put the
> flag on a list of possible keyboard types and you get complaints to
> your national embassy (as more than one Linux distro has supposedly
> found out).
> Then you have things like former rebellion flags or flags of countries
> not recognized by the rest of the world, etc etc. Again all of these
> are corner cases but when they come up its a pretty much kernel halt
> until dealt with.
OK, fair enough. I was just saying you can't worry about everything. I'm
pretty new to Fedora so if we have experience in this regard already, I will
of course bow to that. :)
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