From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 09:53:35 CST
Kent Karlsson wrote:
> I think it would be best to handle the flags as logos. After all, they
> have much more in common with logos than with characters (at least IMO).
> Note also that flags often have requirements on exact proportions/
> placements, and exact colours (at least in certain contexts). Much
> like a logo...
They also tend to change when regimes change. Further, encoding flags is
a major political hot potato, since it implies choices about recognition
of states and non-state authorities. Not only countries have flags, but
also every group of people who *want* to have a country. Some of those
people end up getting countries. Not all of those countries are
universally recognised by other states. It's a mess.
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