GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 408673
Localization module needs a tango-styled icon
Last modified: 2007-02-16 21:51:49 UTC
Historically we've used national flag for this, but we'd rather avoid that for political reasons. Either we use two flat-color, non-existant flags or use the UN flag.
I believe the Mac went with the UN flag and it will be more likely recognisable than the other option.
Commited preferences-desktop-locale in gnome-icon-theme. It's actually defined in the naming spec.