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The Dutch course's flag

This slightly bothers me, and has absolutely nothing to do with bugs or issues, but rather to the flag displayed on Duolingo for the Dutch language course. The flag in which is portrayed isn't the flag of the Netherlands, but it is the flag of Luxembourg. The issue here is that when you see the flag of Luxembourg in real life, you then associate the flag with the language of the Dutch because of the slight mistake in color. Please change it, because Dutch is not an official language of Luxembourg. I know that this is the least of anyone's concern, but it would be more accurate if this was corrected (This also goes with the French course's flag as well, but at least there's a reason behind a change in the Dutch course's flag).

June 9, 2019



I agree, but unfortunately we (the course contributors) have no power over this.

We do have a slightly stronger case now that the Hawaiian flag contains a darker shade of blue, so there's a precedent. I may try to put in another request.

June 9, 2019


Yes, it's the quality of the blue I think, but I don't know whether Duolingo's artwork stretches to more than one shade of each colour.

June 9, 2019


Actually, this flag looks more like the old flag (except that the orangy-red would be real orange). The real Dutch flag is darker red, white and dark blue. Same colours as the French flag, which also has the wrong kind of red and blue.

June 9, 2019


The flag's official color coding for The Netherlands:
Red: #AE1C28, rgb(173,28,40)
White: #FFFFFF, rgb(255,255,255)
Blue: #21468B, rgb(33,70,139)

For the official American ...
'Old Glory' Blue: rgb(10,49,97); CMYK: 100,68,0,54; Pantone: 282C;
'Old Glory' Red: rgb(179,25,66); CMYK: 0,100,66,13; Pantone: 193C;
White: rgb(255,255,255); CMYK: 0,0,0,0.

June 9, 2019


I not saying its not a problem but, First world problems.... "THE BOTTOM PART OF THE DUTCH COURSE FLAG IS THE WRONG SHADE OF BLUE"

July 19, 2019
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