This is a collection of svg flag images for the input language notifier in the gnome-panel. They are styled to match the Ubuntu-mono-light icon set.
I made these to solve the problem with the input language indicator menu in Ubuntu 10.10. It displays both a text label for the language and an annoying (and pointless) generic icon. After installing these images and activating flag display (see below) the text label disappears and you have a nice, compact language indicator that does not interrupt this monochrome icon theme.
To use the images, untar (expand) the downloaded file into the folder ~/.icons/flags. If there is no "flags" sub-folder just create it. Then you need to enable the display of flags for input languages in gconf:
1. Open gconf-editor (in Ubuntu type ALT-F2 to open the "run application" dialogue and then type "gconf-editor" without the quotes and press enter).
2. Navigate the folder tree to Desktop > Gnome > Peripherals > Keyboard > Indicator
3. Activate the check-box for "showFlags"
If you don't see the flag images right away just change your input language or switch icon themes to refresh the icons.
I've included a template file with the icon background in case others would like to create their own additional flags. At present there is a flag for every language supported by xkb, but not a distinct flag for each keyboard layout within a language group. I hope to remedy this soon.