Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode (Fwd: Representing Additional Types of Flags)

Shervin Afshar shervinafshar at
Wed Jul 1 12:46:27 CDT 2015

On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 10:33 AM, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:

> The Tibet Autonomous Region (CN-54), like other regions in China except
> Hong Kong and Macao, has no official flag.
> Although this is what some users might expect, implementing or
> interpreting "[flag]CN54" as the snow-lion flag, associated with the
> Free Tibet movement, could be controversial and problematic in the
> extreme. You know how China is.

That's correct. I intentionally used that example as the implementations
can decide how do they want to represent "[flag]CN54". Technically it would
just be "flag for ISO 3166-2:CN-54".

↪ Shervin
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