At the time I am writing this post, In the splash page of both my websites, the visitor would encounter 3 flags, each which represent a language: English, Spanish, and Esperanto.
Esperanto was obvious because the language got its own flag.
English was intuitive; because the grand majority of my dealings with the English-language world is in the United States, the leading English-speaking country in technology. Also, I live in Puerto Rico, a US territory, making the choice of the US flag more logical.
Spanish was the hardest because my main markets are both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Though the Dominican Republic’s exclusivity to the Spanish language might make its flag the better choice, I decided on Puerto Rico because I was born there and currently live there. I still wish I can find a way to appeal to the market in the Dominican Republic in a more specific matter, though.
The big issue, however, is Chinese, a language that I am currently practising. There are “simplified” and “traditional” versions of the written language.
The following countries used the simplified version: The People’s Republic of China, Singapore, Malaysia.
The following countries use the traditional version: The Republic of China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Macau.
You can probably think that the best thing would be to have China’s flag represent the simplified writing and Taiwan represent the traditional writing because they are the countries that have the biggest worldwide influence. The problem is that they tend to not be friendly with each other. They have opposing political and economical ideas, both countries actively opposing each other. Someone from China might see the Taiwanese flag and get too upset, or again, the other way around would occur.
Am I just baselessly assuming things, though?
I’ll have plenty of time that I could put on deciding which flags to use. I just want to get this thought out into the public and hopefully get good answers.