Docs Meeting Update
pasi at shimmerproject.org
Fri May 15 12:55:53 UTC 2020
I disagree with this sentiment.
For example, somebody from Colombia (where Spanish is the official
language) is less likely to think the Spanish flag represents their
language than us non-Spanish speakers who are not from Colombia.
When you switch it the other way around, it doesn't get much better:
Finnish, my native language, is hardly spoken anywhere else than in
Finland, so theoretically the Finnish flag could be seen as a
representative of the language. However, it is not, and I do not
consider the Finnish flag to be representative of the Finnish language;
using the native form "suomi" (note: languages are not capitalized in
Finnish; "Suomi" is the name of our country) is way more representative.
On 14.5.2020 18.01, Yousuf Philips wrote:
> Though any language is spoken globally, it originates from one
> country, and when people hear the name of a language, they will
> associate it with the country that it came from and using that country
> flag to present the language is useful IMO.
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