I'm trying to say: we're about translating and nothing else.
Some of the people in this team are multi-talented: programmer/coder/developer AND translator.
So it's only natural their knowledge influences this forum.
we here are translators.
In a way the sub-forum "Gettexting" should not be here. Gettexting is not part of what translators do, it's the job of developers.(once they've seen the light )
Translators shouldn't have to care about subjects like gettext, woof-Ce, Git, databases, etc,... For a translator these are just distractions.
As all of you know, a good translation starts with being able to concentrate on the words and sentences in a relaxed, unhindered way.
There's a joy in that.
Let's not destroy that joy with unnecessary complications.
How is it in Belgium?
Do they they raise German flag when talking German language?
Do they they raise Dutch flag when talking Dutch language?
Do they they raise French flag when talking French language?
I understand your concern. (I think...)
But in the current situation Puppy/Quirky/Fatdog are in, we simply do not have that many translations that are geographically accurate.
We have German, but not Austrian, Swiss, Belgian German.
We have English, but not en_US, en_AU, not even en_GB...
We have Portuguese, but not pt_BR.
We do not have a fr_CA translation.
We have a Russian translation, made in Ukraine...
So for the moment, flags would work.
A New-Zealander will click the English flag and find that a natural decision...
But I agree, this is not future-proofing.