Update on flag tags (PRI #299)?

Ken Whistler kenwhistler at att.net
Thu Aug 13 10:47:45 CDT 2015


On 8/13/2015 7:58 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> The recently posted minutes from UTC #144
> <http://www.unicode.org/L2/L2015/15187.htm> include the following:
>> B. PRI 299 feedback and mailing list discussion [Edberg,
>> L2/15-210]
>> Discussion. UTC took no action at this time.
> and:
>> [144-A93] Action Item for Rick McGowan: Close PRI #299, saying: All
>> feedback has been considered and will be part of the deliberations for
>> possible future extension mechanisms.
> This sounds like the entire flag-tag proposal described by PRI #299 has
> been put on indefinite hold. Is that accurate?

No, it is not. No recorded actions were taken by the UTC, but what
is missing from the recorded minutes are the hours of discussion
that took place both during plenary and during the various
ad hoc meetings listed during lunch hours. The ad hoc group did
not file a written report, but the upshot is basically that the Emoji SC
has general direction to take all the feedback and discussion and
work up a more detailed proposal that addresses all of the issues
involved. At some point that will appear as a new proposal for
further discussion and decision. So stay tuned.


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