Flagfox 5.0 introduces a whole new set of flag icons to replace the old sets. I am compiling this new set myself using the public domain works of Wikimedia Commons (Wikipedia) as a basis and will be able to update it regularly, unlike the previous sets which were not getting updates from their authors anymore. I now have the ability to scan for and detect all flag updates automatically so I’ll actually be able to keep this new set up-to-date. Some screenshots:
The new flag set is better in pretty much every way:
- Complete set, including small countries/territories not in other sets
- Can be maintained and updated regularly and reliably
- More accurate colors and aspect ratios
- Bigger and more recognizable flag images
- Available in larger sizes for Geotool to use
This also means I only have to include one set with no stylization rather than make users pick between two different non-ideal stylizations, so this reduces the Flagfox installer/update file size as well. In usage in the address bar, flag icons are capped to a maximum width of 26px (+2px for a light 1px wide border, which I now need for flags with white fields) which is configurable via the hidden “extensions.flagfox.maxflagwidth” preference in about:config. For more info about advanced customization of the style, read here.