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From Jorg Heymans ...@domek.be>
Subject Re: [OT] Sodipodi SVG flags 1.0
Date Sat, 15 Nov 2003 14:33:57 GMT
cool :)

Steve Schwarz wrote:

> I just saw this in the SVG mail list and I know there are a lot of SVG 
> users in the Cocoon community who might want to use national flags in 
> their web apps as buttons and such.
> Take Care,
> Steve
> 
>> Sodipodi flags 1.0
>>
>> This is the first release of the Sodipodi flag collection. This
>> collection currently consist of over 210 different international and
>> local flags. The flags are donated by their authors into the public
>> domain.  The flags are in the scalable and free SVG format which today
>> is supported by most major vector graphics programs. Most flags are done
>> using the Sodipodi vector drawing application. In others words these are
>> free flags in a free format made with a free application.
>>
>> The core collection of flags in this collection are meant to be as
>> accurate as possible.  If you discover flags in here that have wrong
>> proportions or wrong colors then please update the flag with the correct
>> colors or sizes and send it to us with an explanation.
>>
>> New flags are of course also welcomed, but remember we need a clear
>> statement from you that you dedicate the flag to the public domain,
>> preferably using the Creative Commons public domain dedication process
>> found here:
>> http://creativecommons.org/license/publicdomain-2
>> We do hope that many of you take some time to help us make this an even
>> more complete collection.
>>
>> We hope that this collection can be useful to people in many different
>> settings be that in relation to software, publishing, education and so
>> on.
>>
>> The assembly of this huge collection has been made possible thanks to
>> the hard work of many people. We big thank you goes to all our
>> contributors listed in the CREDITS file distributed with this package.
>> We would especially like to thank Tobias Jacobs, Sigge Kotliar, Cezary
>> Biel, Brett Roper, Daniel McRae and Lauris Kaplinski, whose
>> contributions count for around half the collection.
>>
>> You can see all of the currently contributed flags here:
>> http://www.sodipodi.com/index.php3?section=clipart/flags
>>
>> The creation of these flags had not been possible without the hard work
>> that free software coders have put into great tools like Sodipodi and
>> librsvg. The projects have helped increase the viability of SVG in free
>> and open source software a lot.
>>
>> Both these two tools and the new Inkscape project do need more coders in
>> order to improve further. For instance you will notice that many of the
>> SVG flags do not render correctly in Nautilus due to some problems with
>> librsvg. People interested in working on these and other issues are
>> highly encouraged to join the project mailing-lists. You find the
>> projects here:
>> http://www.sodipodi.org
>> http://librsvg.sf.net
>> http://www.inkscape.org
>>
>>
>> You can download the package in either tar.gz or zip format from the
>> sourceforge file area:
>> http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sodipodi/sodipodi-flags-1.0.tar.gz?download 
>>
>> http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sodipodi/sodipodi-flags-1.0.zip?download 
>>
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Christian Schaller
>>
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