Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Jul 6 11:53:48 CDT 2015

Steve Swales <steve at swales dot us> wrote:

> Or a flag inversion modifier… recently I discovered that the
> Philippines flag, for example, has a special meaning (we are at war)
> when inverted. Just a thought.

An inverted ensign on a ship was formerly used as a distress signal:

I'd argue strongly against adding "modifiers" to Unicode flag tags to
indicate inverted, waving, half-staff, folded, or any other transient

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO ����

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