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Problem with adding flags
July 9, 2011
07:50
Janalisa
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I tried adding flags to my signature as Benny suggested (cool idea by the way!), but there seems to be a problem with it. Two of my languages (Japanese and Russian) happen to have flags with white around the edge. So I tried to add a 1 pixel border around them, but whenever I did this the flag would move stubbornly to the left side of the screen so I couldn't move it or type around it. For now I've just used an "alternative" flag for Japanese and left the Russian one as it is… But I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Maybe it's a bug in the forum that needs to be fixed, so I just thought I should point it out.

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July 9, 2011
14:13
frapy
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I have the same problem for the Russian flag, so what I did is add a 1 px gray border with html. But in this case, the border is bigger than the flag, so I had to add a padding:0 to the flag.

So, for example, if you want to add the Japanese flag, you should write something like this after clicking the "html" button (delete the space between < and img) : 

< img style="border: 1px solid gray; padding: 0; width: 20px; height: 13px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9e/Flag_of_Japan.svg/200px-Flag_of_Japan.svg" alt="Japanese" />

And you'll get something like Japanese

Of course, you can change the border's colour

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July 9, 2011
14:15
Benny
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OK, I see the problem. In "alignment" try to select "baseline". Then you can move it around as before :) I'll add this to the how-to, thanks for the heads up!

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July 9, 2011
14:40
Benny
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If people prefer Frapy's solution (due to the padding rather than the border, which is probably too thick), then I can replace that in the how-to. Let me know which you prefer (ideally I'd prefer a solution with no coding, but I think I can explain it OK to non-technies)

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July 9, 2011
15:20
kuikentje Jar-ptitsa
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The flags are nice but it's too complicated for me Frown sorry for that.

 

soemone could put the flags on my profile? it would be this:

 

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fluent: Dutch, german

intermediate: spanish and english

 

Thank you in advance

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July 9, 2011
16:16
frapy
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Go to your profile page, click on "setup your signature", then click on the "html" button and copy/paste this : 

<p><strong>Native : <acronym title="Belgian French"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/200px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg" alt="Belgian French" width="30" height="20" /></acronym></strong></p> <p><strong>Fluent : </strong><acronym title="Dutch"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg/200px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg" alt="Dutch" width="30" height="20" /></acronym> <acronym title="German"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Germany.svg/200px-Flag_of_Germany.svg" alt="German" width="30" height="20" /></acronym> </p> <p><strong>Intermediate : </strong><acronym title="English"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/200px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg" alt="English" width="30" height="20" /></acronym> <acronym title="Spanish"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Spain.svg/200px-Flag_of_Spain.svg" alt="Spanish" width="30" height="20" /></acronym></p>

Your should obtain somethink like :

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July 9, 2011
16:33
duckshirt
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Or alternatively, to make the language more clear but still keep it localized… unless you aren't really from Wallonia:

Belgian French

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July 9, 2011
17:17
kuikentje Jar-ptitsa
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Hi frapy

 

Thank you veyr much it's great and wonderful!!!!!! Smile

 

Hi duckshirt

 

Thank you as well, yes I'm really from wallonia therefore it's better to have this Walloon flag, becuase the belgian one can be for French, Flemish/Dutch or German. The walloon one precise that it's French Smile

 

How can I put the Walloon flag also, with the others?

 

Thank you!!!!!!

vleermuisje

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July 9, 2011
18:24
frapy
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Well, if you put your mouse on the Belgian flag, you'll see "Belgian French" appear. But I can change the code if you prefer. The code would be : 

<p><strong>Native : <acronym title="Belgian French"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/42/Flag_of_Wallonia.svg/200px-Flag_of_Wallonia.svg" alt="Belgian French" width="30" height="20" /></acronym></strong></p> <p><strong>Fluent : </strong><acronym title="Dutch"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg/200px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg" alt="Dutch" width="30" height="20" /></acronym> <acronym title="German"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Germany.svg/200px-Flag_of_Germany.svg" alt="German" width="30" height="20" /></acronym> </p> <p><strong>Intermediate : </strong><acronym title="English"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/200px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg" alt="English" width="30" height="20" /></acronym> <acronym title="Spanish"><img style="border: 1px #dbdbdb solid; padding: 0px;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Spain.svg/200px-Flag_of_Spain.svg" alt="Spanish" width="30" height="20" /></acronym></p>

And you'll get : 

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July 9, 2011
18:32
kuikentje Jar-ptitsa
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Thank you !!!! It's great!!!

 

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July 9, 2011
21:30
Janalisa
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Okay, I've fixed it! Thanks. :D

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July 12, 2011
08:40
Katie
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This is a very nifty feature! Thanks for the idea; I will most definitely be using this. Is there a way to find more flags and such, though?

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