Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode

Doug Ewell doug at
Sun Jun 28 12:43:38 CDT 2015

gfb hjjhjh <c933103 at gmail dot com> wrote:

> Wouldn't the existence of Regional Indicator Symbols(=those flag
> symbols) themselves avoided the need of adding new regional/national/
> international flags already? and the 2013 addition do not add flag
> themselves to the unicode, just some special form of letters that can
> be used to form flags.

And in fact, the Regional Indicator Symbols were added in Unicode 6.0 
(October 2010), more than a year before the proposal to encode US FLAG 
as a unitary character was even written. And the non-approval text in 
2013 specifically mentioned the RIS as one of the reasons for rejecting 
the unitary character. There's no contradiction.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO ����

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