https://www.duolingo.com/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!)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
Lavinae
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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? ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
DerGoldmann
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Shouldn't the red band in the flag of the Netherlands be on the left when hung vertically?

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bibliobibulous

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Naylor1993
Naylor1993
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Shouldn't the top of the flag be on the left as the German one is?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fraalmeida
fraalmeida
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nice observation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
DXLi
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Then again, the Spanish and Brazilian flags aren't turned on their sides.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Naylor1993
Naylor1993
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The Spanish one is.

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saminman
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Maybe add an orange border to the flag portion of the medal?

4 years ago
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