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This new content is indeed copy/pasted from the FOTW site. Their copyright statement would seem to allow it. — OwenBlacker 11:46, Jul 1, 2004 (UTC)

Nonsense. Their copyright statement prohibits modification of the text, or commercial use. I've removed it. Someone should add the same information, but written in their own words. dbenbenn | talk 18:35, 14 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]


It does'nt matter what FOTW says. They don't own the flag. It is the property of the faroese people and can be freely used to represent that people everywhere and in encyclopædias. --JJ-Hammer 17:25, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I corrected the symbol for the use of the flag from to . Ofcourse Faroese Government ships (3 Coast Guard ships, 10 ferries, and 2 marine research ships) use the flag too. Only the Military is Danish. Look at this Coast Guard ship "Tjaldrið" as an evidence: http://www.skipalistin.fo/images/skipsmyndir/TJALDRID.jpg -- Arne List 08:44, 10 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Potential Copyright Issue[edit]

Hi. I visited this article today -- Flag Day -- learned a bit about a flag (and a country) that I didn't know anything about beforehand. Thanks! My only concern is that the "History" section is nearly identical to the "History" section of the Flags on the World website listed in your "External Links". It should probably be rewritten to avoid any appearance of copyright infringement! MeegsC 00:08, 26 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I see what you mean. The History and Symbolism sections are too similar and they were introduced by User:Inge here. John Vandenberg 01:43, 27 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]


Let me first say that I do not understand this archaic European tradition. But as this article about the flag of the Faroe Islands says, it is a violation of heraldry to have red touch blue. So this means that the flags of America, Russia, Serbia, the Philippines, Armenia, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, and so on, all violate heraldry? --Tocino 02:00, 21 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I don't think so. Rule of tincture says: "Simple divisions of the field are considered to be beside each other, not one on top of the other; so the rule of tincture does not apply," which would make the Russian, Serbian etc flags perfectly fine. But then, the article includes the Pan-African flag and the pre-1897 Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach flag as violations, so it definitely seems contradictory. As for the U.S. flag, I think anything can be placed on a base field that is half-metal, half-color (red-and-white striped, for instance). The rule would still apply separately to the base field (if the stripes altered between white and yellow, it would be a violation) and the quarter (if the stars were green, it would be a violation). A last point would be that we're dealing with vexillology here, which has a historical tradition much younger than heraldry, and it's not obvious that these heraldic rules should apply to flags at all (a point that has been made at Talk:Rule of tincture). -- Jao (talk) 11:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

19th century flag[edit]

I drew the 19th century Faroese flag on MS Paint, can I upload it onto Commons and put it on this page, maybe in a gallery caled "History of the Faroese flag"? I think it's notable, please respond (although no one ever responds to me on here...) --Shikku27316 (talk) 04:30, 17 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]