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Old 07-19-2003, 06:41 AM   #1
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Cool Proportions of a flag

I want to draw a couple of my own flags

I know a "normal" flag is rectangular - but what is the ratio of hight to width? I'm guessing at 2/3 but does anyone know?

What is the best size to use - in pixels - hight and width. If I am going to make my own flag.

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Old 07-19-2003, 08:33 AM   #2
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Each flag has a different ratio as seen in the Information box when you are selecting the diferent flags. 3:2 IS the most common it seems.

Just in North America, I've seen 3:2, 19:10, 2:1, 7:4, 5:3, 11:7, 1:1, 8:5, 17:10

In Flags of the World, I also saw 8:5, 13:6, 28:11, 4:3, 10:7, 1:1.


Some of the 3:2 flags in FlagPride are 1024x687 pixels.
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Old 07-26-2003, 10:41 AM   #3
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• British flags (like Union Jack/Irish/Canadian and more) have a 1:2 ratio.
• The Star-sprangled Banner uses a 10:19 ratio.
• Latin flags (like the French, Italian, Spanish and most Latin-American) have a 2:3 ratio.
• Germany, Finland and Sweden (and most likely more countries) use "The Divine Proportion"/"Golden Ratio"/Fibonacci sequence rule where the shorter side is to the longer as the longer is to the shorter plus the longer, i.e. (1, 2,) 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 a.s.o.) – 5:8 would be a good measurement (although 8:13 would of course be more exact ).
• Denmark uses an odd 28:37 ratio.
• Belgium has a 13:15 ratio.
• Indonesia and Monaco actually have the same flag design, differing only in proportions (2:3 vs 4:5).

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Old 07-26-2003, 11:52 AM   #4
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A thousand welcomes back O tiny purveyor of totally useless information!

... Just what this forum desperately needs ... an injection of sanity!

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Old 07-26-2003, 02:12 PM   #5
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Thank thee, O knight of Clitheroe Castle and supreme protector of Ribble Valley...

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I'd rather be accused of providing an jection of insanity though...
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"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
'Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'
I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
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Old 07-27-2003, 05:55 AM   #6
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You're both mad!

Like the man said, welcome back Tiny. Have you caught up on your backlog yet?
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Old 07-27-2003, 06:02 AM   #7
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Hehe, I actually read that 1400-something backlog in one sitting before posting the screen-dump. – Coming back this time only meant ~350 messages which was done in no time at all...

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'Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'
I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
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Old 07-28-2003, 09:34 AM   #8
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Tiny! You're back! We missed you. I was beginning to think you had moved on and weren't coming back.
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Old 07-28-2003, 04:10 PM   #9
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Without saying goodbye? – I hope I haven't made the impression of being that discourteous...

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"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
'Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'
I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
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Old 07-28-2003, 04:38 PM   #10
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Just thought you were incredibly busy.
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Old 07-31-2003, 10:45 AM   #11
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Originally posted by feldon27
Just thought you were incredibly busy.
Me too.

Welcome back. It's good to see you again.
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