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UK English spelling & grammar, please[edit]

Please maintain use of UK English spelling and grammar in this article. —QuicksilverT @ 10:38, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

For consistency, see WP:ENGVAR ~~Xil (talk) 16:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Standard of the Speaker of the Saeima[edit]

Is the Standard of the Speaker of the Saeima identical to that of the Prime Minister? Camptown 12:51, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


In my opinion in the infobox should be "June 15, 1921" not "February 27, 1990" when it was "Restored". See Flag of Estonia, too.--Riharcc (talk) 05:54, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Suggested merge of Latvian SSR flag[edit]

Never a legal flag of Latvia, merger not supported. Same if proposed for Estonia and Lithuania. PЄTЄRS J V TALK 02:05, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Carmine red not maroon[edit]

The article currently says that the flag is maroon and white; however the actual Latvian law (2009) says carmine-red and white. Latvijas valsts karogs ir karmīnsarkans ar baltu horizontālu svītru. Sarkans is the word for "red" in Latvian, while petarde is the word for "maroon". Can we fix this? --Bejnar (talk) 20:21, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

*rofl* Petarde is different kind of maroon. Both carmine and maroon are the same shade of red (neither of which match the color specification given in law) and the color of the flag is normally called red in Latvian, so it isn't really a big deal how you choose to call the shade ~~Xil (talk) 08:40, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
How did you decide that carmine and maroon were the same shade of red? There is no evidence of that in either article, nor on colour charts. And yes it does matter what color one calls the shade of red. --Bejnar (talk) 00:53, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
I looked at articles on them and had to compare them in Photoshop side by side to be able to tell the difference - they both are deep shades of red and neither matches color specification for the flag, which is much more different. The flag is red and white, it hasn't been changed - they've just adjusted Pantone color specification in the new law, the previous law also specified the shade as carmine. In case you are going to insist that carmine is not a shade of red, because it says carmine in the law - the English translation of the law is not legally binding and in Latvian it says it is carmine red. ~~Xil (talk) 01:40, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
I reread what I said before - I didn't mean to say that maroon and carmine are absolutely the same, but that they are so close that someone casually describing the color maroon is not very far off, one probably should write in the article it's carmine, but to imply that it is incorrect to call it maroon or red is an exaggeration ~~Xil (talk) 13:55, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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