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Besides being a representation of a country and not the language, flags are culturally very sensitive. Consider what's going on in Middle East or how Portuguese and Brazilians feel about being identified as a unique entity.The best approach is to avoid alienating some of your users by opting for a convention that all your users will understand. In this ...


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The 'flags are not languages' thing gets repeated a lot and it certainly has a valid point. But it shouldn't be taken as an absolute law. Flags are not languages but users do associate a French flag with the French language (for example) and so will be drawn to flag pictures as a way to change the display language. In the case of something like setup for an ...


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Do people (in different countries) use different list-style-type for numbering list element? (e.g. shopping list, to-do list, list of students in school, ...) Yes in some countries using different alphabets to Latin If so, does Greek use greek, Japanese use katakana, Armenians armenian, ... all the time (in every situation) or maybe in a few cases ? ...


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This is to ensure localization is supported and when a website translation is done, the list styles also reflect localization. For example,here is a screenshot of the number options in different languages which are supported by CSS and required by the W3 for localization For example if you were localizing for Ethiopia, You would be required to use ...


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You mention that other fields are validated but not the region field, that your primary motivation is for mailing addresses. If this helps you at all, only one of those countries you mention in your list of examples (USA) uses the region name in the mailing address. I took an entirely unscientific examination of a random set of industrialised or ...


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/*Haven't looked at it extensively, but the "[Google Geocoding API][1]" looks like they've already built that functionality for you. You can get "administrative area" at 5 different levels of precision, based on the country. If a user sets the country first you should be able to dynamically determine and display what the appropriate "region" is called. No ...


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This poses an interesting question. Most websites have a local reach but assuming a global company with a global reach then it is a real issue but one that can be mitigated. The language selection of the user's browser would help narrow things down a lot. If your company is truly global then it probably has multiple languages (which will help narrow the ...



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