[Webcom] Re: [OSGeo] #166: Use of flags for languages in Drupal Portal

OSGeo trac_osgeo at osgeo.org
Sat Nov 10 18:56:06 EST 2007

#166: Use of flags for languages in Drupal Portal
  Reporter:  warmerdam  |       Owner:  webcom at lists.osgeo.org
      Type:  task       |      Status:  new                   
  Priority:  normal     |   Component:  WebSite               
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Comment (by jbirch):

 I think that:

 - it's important to have the chance language option on every page:  I
 almost never end up on a site's home page when I'm searching for something

 - it's important to show the language choices in the native lettering.
 That one word you recognise will pop out and allow for easy navigation to
 your native-language content.  My experience with sites that have
 alternate english text anyway.

 The two-letter language codes are less recognisable from a general
 audience viewpoint than the flags.  My take is that we should either turn
 them off (because they're potentially offensive) or leave them on (because
 they provide a nice visual cue even if it doesn't match your country), but
 that having the names spelled out in native language on every page is

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/166#comment:8>
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