About cultural/languages communities flags

Shervin Afshar shervinafshar at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 09:37:13 CST 2015

On Feb 13, 2015 3:12 AM, "Philippe Verdy" <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> This is completely a non-issue with the Unicode standard itself. There's
an ample enough space to use various designs that match character
properties as well as user expectations *without* breaking the character
identity itself. So even if the US flag is often used for English, in
Britanic sites they will use the British flag. In the Republic of Ireland
they'll won't use the Irish flag for the English language (prefered for the
Irish language itself) and will unlikely use the British flag. In South
Africa or India to, they won't use their national flag for English
(multiple official languages there, and English is not even the preferred

Are these statements about use of flags for language selectors on websites,
based on some UX study, survey, or commonly accepted guideline, or are they
just speculations?
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