Re: Flag Symbols

From: Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD (
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 10:24:41 CST

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    Yes, indeed. If flags are going to be encoded I want the flag for
    Ingermanland to be one of them!

    Peter Ingerman

    John Hudson wrote:

    > 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.
    > JH
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