https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bibliobibulous

Difference between French and Dutch flag-medal thingies on Achievements?..

I've dabbled in French for a lesson or two, and just now I'm starting the Dutch course (how couldn't I!! <3), so I have both flags on the Achievements list on my profile. Although next to names on the forums, the French and Dutch icons are of course pretty different, on Achievements, they seem identical. That's a little confusing. Am I blind to subtle color differences/distinctions, or just over-thinking this? Surely the Dutch team has noticed this design detail, thorough, enthusiastic, and devoted as they are. There's probably a perfectly obvious explanation I'm missing.

Just pointing it out, to discuss. :) I come in peace, of course. (And thank you so, SO much for this fabulous course, Dutch team! I'm so excited to continue learning!)

July 17, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lavinae

We're working on it! ^_^

We thought we'd caught this issue early and fixed it... I guess not D:

Of course we want there to be a distinction between the two medals!
What's a medal if you can't show it off? ;)

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerGoldmann

Shouldn't the red band in the flag of the Netherlands be on the left when hung vertically?

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MultiLinguAlex

You could use the List of abbrevations for countries (ISO 639-1 codes) and write that somehow in the ribbons --> thus they are pretty easily distinguishable.

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bibliobibulous

Thanks for your reply! That's what I kinda assumed, I was just curious. =)

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Naylor1993

Shouldn't the top of the flag be on the left as the German one is?

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fraalmeida

nice observation.

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DXLi

Then again, the Spanish and Brazilian flags aren't turned on their sides.

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Naylor1993

The Spanish one is.

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhythmixed

The Dutch medal was originally just straight across at the bottom, instead of cut at the bottom like the other flags. They changed it though, so now it's identical to French. I don't know how it should be displayed...

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saminman

Maybe add an orange border to the flag portion of the medal?

July 18, 2014
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