Distinguishing Greek and Greek
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Wed Mar 16 19:49:53 CET 2005
Panagiotis Sikas scripsit:
> I assume that since there is no other language (or derivative) in
> the catalogue of the official European Languages, the same applies
> to Cyprus as well. I don't know if there are more than one official
> languages in Cyprus (English or Turkish) but this is another
Greek, Turkish, and English are all official in Cyprus.
> >3. is there an existing icon traditionally used to indicate a page in
> >Greek language other than a Greek or Cyprus flag?
> haven't seen anything else used....
<rant>This whole business of flags as language icons is absurd. The flag
for English is almost invariably the U.K. flag, yet only about 12% of
English-speakers live in the U.K. Indeed, no one country contains a
majority of the world's anglophones. Per contra, India has 16 official
languages, so the flag of India would convey little or nothing in a
The appropriate icon for a language is the name of the language expressed
in the script of the language: "English", "Deutsch", etc. Those who
cannot read this word have no use for the text it links to.</rant>
Business before pleasure, if not too bloomering long before.
--Nicholas van Rijn
John Cowan <jcowan at reutershealth.com>
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