Bug 63876 - : Integrate Flags into the LibreOffice Main Website with Links to the Different Language Sites of LO
Summary: : Integrate Flags into the LibreOffice Main Website with Links to the Differe...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other other
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2013-04-24 10:14 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2013-05-04 11:50 UTC (History)
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Description Harald Koester 2013-04-24 10:14:34 UTC
Proposal for enhancement of LibreOffice website!

Current situation:

Suppose a person who is interested in LibreOffice looks for the LO website in her/his native language. Today the proceeding is as follows:

(1) Visit the main website: libreoffice.org

(2) Looking for links to different language sites. Not found! Realize that there is another main website. Click on “Main Website”.

(3) Looking for links to different language sites. Found: “International Sites”. Wrong! What the person is looking for is a “national” site or even better a site in her/his native language. Despite the misleading link name the person will hopefully click after some time on “International Sites”.

(4) Browse the list of language sites and click on the link to the website in her/his language.

If there are flags with links to the different language sites on the main website (libreoffice.org) there is only a single click needed to go to a language site of LO. Furthermore a person even needs no English knowledge to get to the searched site.
Operating System: other
Version: unspecified
Comment 1 Michael Bauer 2013-04-24 16:13:13 UTC
I agree. I'm not bothered if it's flags or some other visible way but the current path involves way too many clicks.

There is a minor issue regarding the use of flags - they don't always match the language patters. For example, Kurdish in the simplest scenario is Kurmanji in the Latin alphabet or Sorani in the Arabic alphabet but they would share the same flag.

For clarity I would recommend flag + name, that always makes the script clear, for example 
[flag] Kurmanji
[flag] کوردی
Comment 2 sophie 2013-05-04 11:50:28 UTC
I agree also with the too long links. But flags represent countries and not languages where you can have different flags for one language. More there is some political issues with flags that we don't want to enter in. So since the beginning we are refusing flags as marker for the Nat-lang projects. Hope you understand our concerns and we stay open to other propositions of course :)
I'm closing this issue for the moment, I recommend you come on the website list to discuss this issue with the group of native language projects. 
Kind regards - Sophie