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English: Flag of California. This version is designed to accurately depict the standard print of the bear as well as adhere to the official flag code regarding the size, position and proportion of the bear, the colors of the flag, and the position and size of the star.
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎠᏕᎳᏧᏢᎢ ᎦᏓᏘ
Français cadien : Flag de la Californie
Hawaiʻi: Ka hae Kaleponi
Latina: Vexillum Californiae
Diné bizaad: Ahééháshį́į́h Hahoodzo bidah naatʼaʼí
Deitsch: Faahne vun Kalifornien
Русский: Флаг Калифорнии. Соответствует официальному описанию пропорций размеров, положению звезды и медведя, а также оттенков цвета.
Српски / srpski: Zastava američke savezne države Kalifornije
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current17:20, 15 January 2021Thumbnail for version as of 17:20, 15 January 2021900 × 600 (162 KB)DevetecChanged the lettering font to California Gothic to more closely match the flag sketched in law.
19:22, 24 April 2018Thumbnail for version as of 19:22, 24 April 2018900 × 600 (154 KB)Gutten på HemsenGeneral cleanup. Removed watermark.
23:32, 26 October 2012Thumbnail for version as of 23:32, 26 October 2012900 × 600 (365 KB)DevinCookUpdated plot. I had left out some grass between the first and second legs.
07:12, 21 October 2012Thumbnail for version as of 07:12, 21 October 2012900 × 600 (385 KB)DevinCookChanged the lettering again. The new lettering is designed to be both more readable and to look reminiscent of the defacto manufacturer appearance. Also, the letters were proportioned using 1/100 of the hoist as a base.
01:16, 10 September 2012Thumbnail for version as of 01:16, 10 September 2012900 × 600 (386 KB)DevinCookCleaned up the lettering a bit. The leg shaded was updated to better reflect the official rendering. The grass plot was off just a bit.
20:28, 23 August 2010Thumbnail for version as of 20:28, 23 August 2010900 × 600 (418 KB)DevinCookImproved shading of chest using black and white rendering found in old copies of the California Blue Book.
20:26, 25 April 2009Thumbnail for version as of 20:26, 25 April 2009900 × 600 (520 KB)DevinCookModified the star for better ratios. Removed extra points from bear (reduces file size). Modified white claws.
18:34, 24 December 2008Thumbnail for version as of 18:34, 24 December 2008900 × 600 (611 KB)DevinCookRecreated the red star. The spoke ratio was off very slightly in the last version.
17:48, 24 December 2008Thumbnail for version as of 17:48, 24 December 2008900 × 600 (612 KB)DevinCookReverted to version as of 08:15, 24 December 2008
09:23, 24 December 2008Thumbnail for version as of 09:23, 24 December 2008900 × 600 (603 KB)Zscout370 Trying to reduce code
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