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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.
Français cadien: Flag de la Californie
Hawaiʻi: Ka hae Kaleponi
Latina: Vexillum Californiae
Diné bizaad: Akééháshį́į́ 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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Author Devin Cook
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current19:22, 24 April 2018Thumbnail for version as of 19:22, 24 April 2018900 × 600 (154 KB)Gutten på Hemsen (talk | contribs)General cleanup. Removed watermark.
23:32, 26 October 2012Thumbnail for version as of 23:32, 26 October 2012900 × 600 (365 KB)DevinCook (talk | contribs)Updated 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)DevinCook (talk | contribs)Changed 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)DevinCook (talk | contribs)Cleaned 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)DevinCook (talk | contribs)Improved 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)DevinCook (talk | contribs)Modified 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)DevinCook (talk | contribs)Recreated 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)DevinCook (talk | contribs)Reverted 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 (talk | contribs) Trying to reduce code
08:15, 24 December 2008Thumbnail for version as of 08:15, 24 December 2008900 × 600 (612 KB)DevinCook (talk | contribs)I manually redrew the flag using the image found in California Law 54-J-03. This includes the outline of the bear, shading of the light-brown as well as the grass plot and tuffs of dirt.
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