Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode

Garth Wallace gwalla at
Mon Jul 6 15:55:20 CDT 2015

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Asmus Freytag (t)
<asmus-inc at> wrote:
> On 7/6/2015 9:42 AM, Steve Swales 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.
> Rather than modifiers, I think a more natural thing would be to have
> different base characters that reflect whether it's a flag, a pennant,
> waving, flying from a flag stock or whatever other variety.
> Base characters could be limited to an "approved" list, which could be
> extended as needed to cater to actual demand.
> In this context, I dislike the current proposal to use a WAVING flag as a
> base character for non-waving plan and rectangular images of flags.
> A./

I'm concerned that the proposed base is a white flag, which usually
means "surrender". It seems like there's some potential for
miscommunication there.

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