Using flags as language "logos" is never a good idea. However, it works for a lot of cases and apart from that just looks cool. But when it comes to languages like English, it becomes difficult.

Hence, the (rather statistical) question: if you were to pick a flag for "English", which one would it be? Imagine your website is region-independent, i.e. you don't have grammar/vocabulary that is different across countries.

@NickKaramoff

Australian!

As you said it's a bad idea, there are Unicode-character for languages, so you can let the client decide how to display it.

Or you try to find out where the user is and use that icon of the closest location with that language.

How about French BTW? French? Belgium? Swizerland? Algeria?

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