Has the possibility of getting rid of language flags ever been considered, and if yes, what was the final decision (if there was one)? I believe the ISO codes will do a better job.
Obviously, inspired by the Impersonator's post about the Belarusian flag, just didn't want to rain on his parade mentioning another possibility there, as these are two separate topics.
This idea is brought up from time to time, and it's usually dismissed. Here're what Trang says:
> «Removing flags doesn't solve everything.
> It only replaces one problem with another.
> Without flags, you'll have, for sure, people
> telling you they have a harder time spotting
> sentences in their desired language and
> protesting to get the flags back. Flags are
> one of the core elements of Tatoeba's UI.
> You cannot just remove them and expect that nobody will care.
> It is a design choice and yes, it costs us, once
> in a while, very intense and even violent
> discussions. But it's a price we have agreed
> to pay in exchange of the possibility to give our
> languages a visual identity. You don't have
> to agree with this choice»
> I believe the ISO codes will do a better job.
I personally don't like ISO codes because they're in Latin script, which is not really neutral.
Thanks. So, basically, proposed and dismissed.