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jonpaul:
Dave, bonjour

bravo for the fine eevblog forum.

Very often an OP doesn't mention his location. It's helpful even in topics besides WTB/FS, eg asking for advice on compliance, or a new product marketing.

With over 120 countries and flag, the tiny flag icons are sometimes unrecognizable

A text  or perhaps a 2..3 letter country code will be appreciated!

Just the ramblings of an old retired EE

Jon

Qw3rtzuiop:
You can hover your mouse over the flag to get the name of the country.

pcprogrammer:
Hi Jon,

don't know on what kind of device you look at the forum, but on a normal computer you can hoover with the mouse over the flag and it will show in text the name of the country.

But the flag represents the country someone selects and not the location they enter in a separate field. In my profile I set the location to France, which is where I live now, but my nationality is Dutch, and that is what my flag shows.

For me that was a logical choice, to show that I'm Dutch, to give some insight in my cultural background.

So it is not always correct, and others might even set it at random, to not reveal anything.

vk6zgo:

--- Quote from: pcprogrammer on September 10, 2022, 06:08:50 am ---Hi Jon,

don't know on what kind of device you look at the forum, but on a normal computer you can hoover with the mouse over the flag and it will show in text the name of the country.

But the flag represents the country someone selects and not the location they enter in a separate field. In my profile I set the location to France, which is where I live now, but my nationality is Dutch, and that is what my flag shows.

For me that was a logical choice, to show that I'm Dutch, to give some insight in my cultural background.

So it is not always correct, and others might even set it at random, to not reveal anything.

--- End quote ---

My standby, when the battery charge runs out on the laptop, is an ancient iPad.
It only shows the flag, not the country name.
I'm not sure if the new ones do---my wife has a new one, but I haven't tried with it.

jonpaul:
Rebonjour

on ios apple iPhone or ipad touching the tiny flag does nothing

Android devices need to be checked

Jon

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