[ILUG] Hosting - Yet again
blf at blf.utvinternet.ie
Mon Dec 4 07:44:20 GMT 2006
| From: Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie>
| Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 23:09:11 +0000
|[ ... ]
| I was thinking more of the server at <http://hetzner.de/> [ ... ]
| Why is there a union jack at the bottom of the ad, as a matter of interest?
I haven't looked, but that is a common — albeit
poor — convention for "click here for an English
version of this page/site". the reason this is
not a good idea is it's confusing, not everyone
associates country X' flags with language Y, and
sometimes there are people who object to seeing
X's flag (last one's a poor reason .... ;-\ ).
what's usually suggested is just to say, *in*
language Y using language Y's script(s), what
is meant. that is, just say: English, Français,
Deutsch, and so on. that's much more obvious
(esp. to people who can read the language,
which is who it's aimed at in the first place!).
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