Re: language flags (was Flag of England)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 20, 2000, 22:18|
On Tue, 20 Jun 2000 17:34:23 EDT Jonathan Chang <Zhang2323@...>
> What a gooey can of worms we have opened up here... hehe...
> Shouldn't we think of some other way of symbolizing languages,
> perhaps "icons" made simply from the native written word(s) for
> that particular language?, i.e. _English_, _Français_, _Tok Pisin_,
> then of course the various other languages in Cyrillic, Arabic, etc..
> I always felt that the use of flags to represent languages was
> something from some earlier century...
When i wanted to make versions of my webpage(s) in all the languages i
knew at the time (English, Hebrew, Spanish) i made little "Netscape now!"
style button graphics with the native name of the language, with an
enlarged and colored first letter.
"do not fear sudden terror, nor destruction by the wicked, if it comes."
"do not fear night-terror, nor the arrow that flies by day."