Yes it is. There is the ISO 3166 code  to designate countries, and there is also the ISO 639 code  to designate languages. As Catalan user ( ca language code), I founded some programs or webs using Canada flag (ca country code) to designate Catalan language, :)
Using flags to identify languages is very extendend behaviour, but ussually there are some little problems. Because flag are used also to identify countries. So, languages without a ISO country associated (Catalan, Scottish Gaelic, Esperanto, Latin,...) or languages spoken in 2 or more countries (what flag must be used to identify English? United Kigdom or USA flag?).
Thanks for the link. Basically flags weren't meant to define languages but origin. Players connected to the gameserver get their origin id from an IP locator's country code which should be ISO 3166. And, last but not least, I don't want to create flags myself ;-)
I though Bussinchen said there are two flags really, the tshirt flag which is taken from your IP number and the flag which is derived from the language setting of your .dic? Or is that the other way round.
Which would give a Gaelic player a GB tshirt and a Scottish flag. It would work for me.
They are different but both access same resource. Country code of Scotland is likely not "scotland" but GB so you get Union Jack and Saint Andrew's cross. Catalans will be identified by "La Bandera de España" and get a Senyera for menu lang.
Why does Germany not have such a nice name for the flag?
Yes, the player's avatar has a T-shirt flag which indicates the country where the player comes from. As my IP number is Swedish, my Bussinchen avatar will always have a Swedish T-shirt, unless I hack my ini file.
The language flag depends on which *.lang file you have loaded. So when I have loaded the german.lang, I'll have a German language flag, next time I have loaded italian.lang, and I'll have the Italian flag as language flag. But this does not depend on the IP number, but on the language ID code in the *.lang file.
So for me it is correct, if Joan's avatar will have a Spanish flag T-shirt and if there is the catalan flag Senyera as language flag, when he has loaded his catalan.lang.
We love our flags! It's so nice to see our international Scrabble3D community on the server! Really beautiful!
Zitat von jmontaneCan you provide more info about this hacking feature? I think some Catalan players don't like Spanish T-shirt, so if customization is alreay implemented, I can teach them,
Puuuh! Please!!!!!!! No politics on our peaceful Scrabble3D game server, pleeeeeeaaaaaase!!!!!!!!!!!
It's a fact that Catalunya is a part of the state of Spain, unless Catalans make war against Spain and start a separate republic/kingdom of Catalunya. If Catalan Scrabble3D players have an internet provider located on the territory of España, they will have a Spanish IP number! That's a fact!
Customization is not implemented. It is not a customization. It would be hacking.
Please make love, not war! Please play Scrabble, don't make war! Please play Scrabble3D, don't make politics of our Scrabble3D avatars! Please don't politicize the beautiful colourful T-shirts of our international game server avatars!
Zitat von jmontaneCan you provide more info about this hacking feature?
It's not a 'feature'. If either NetworkCity or NetworkCountry within Scrabble3D.ini are empty the program looks for that data at ip-locator.com. You can change the entries manually from NetworkCountry=ES to NetworkCountry=catalonia to get a different origin.