This is a collection of svg flag images for the input language notifier in the gnome-panel. They are styled to match the Faenza-Dark icon set (dark panels). If you would like me to add any more languages, please leave a comment. If you like them please vote them up!
I made these to solve the problem with the input language indicator menu in Ubuntu 10.10. It displays both a text label for the language and an annoying (and pointless) generic icon. After installing these images and activating flag display (see below) the text label disappears and you have a nice, compact language indicator that does not interrupt these monochrome icon themes.
To use the images, untar (expand) the downloaded file into the folder ~/.icons/flags. If there is no "flags" sub-folder just create it. Then you need to enable the display of flags for input languages in gconf:
1. Open gconf-editor (in Ubuntu type ALT-F2 to open the "run application" dialogue and then type "gconf-editor" without the quotes and press enter).
2. Navigate the folder tree to Desktop > Gnome > Peripherals > Keyboard > Indicator
3. Activate the check-box for "showFlags"
If you don't see the flag images right away just change your input language or switch icon themes to refresh the icons.
I've included a template file with the icon background in case others would like to create their own additional flags. I've used the new Ubuntu font (in bold) at either 84 pt or 78 pt (depending on the letter spacing) on the 128x128 scalable icons.
6 years ago
1.3 - fixed the filename for the Arabic language flag.
1.2 - fixed an error in the installation instructions (the files should be in a subfolder of "~/.icons" not "~/.fonts").
1.1 - Added a flag for the Latin American keyboard layout (latam.svg).