[freeciv-data] Re: Texas flag
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On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Reed Meyer wrote:
> Hi Jake,
> Regarding the Texas flag: I was using a model in a table of state
> flags as a guideline, and the proportions of the blue, white, red regions
> are within one pixel of the correct proportions based on that model.
> In other words, the blue band is the correct width (within the granularity
> of the small size of the image). Unless the state flags table (from
> National Geographic) was incorrect!
Well, I got my proportions from an on-line Texas history site and
looking at a real-life Texas flag outside my office window.
> Also, my shield is "wide" and the star appears "large" because I
> wanted to emphasize the STAR in the shield... don't you folks call your
> state the "Lone Star State"?? It was the best compromise on such a small
> image, and still have the star appear like a real star and appear
Yeah, it's the ``Lone Star'', but not the ``Huge Star.'' :-)
In all seriousness, considering the restrictions on the problem, there's
probably not an optimum solution.
> (If Texas has an appropriate official "seal", that might be better
> for the Shield. We used the Keystone for PA and an official seal
> (actually, the military seal I think) for Chile.)
No, the flag's the best solution.
> In short, I recommend using your Engels flag and (corrected) ruleset,
> and using my Trident flag and Trident shield.
Considering we're arguing over just a few measly pixels, I'll agree to this.
==Jake ``good thing this isn't Usenet, or I'd get my posting
licensce revoked :-)'' K.