Offlist -- Re: Comment in a leading German newspaper regarding the way UTC and Apple handle Emoji as an attack on Free Speech

Anshuman Pandey pandey at
Sun Aug 28 13:04:46 CDT 2016

Hi Doug,

Do you know who represents the US on ISO 3166?


> On Aug 28, 2016, at 1:22 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:
> Philippe Verdy wrote:
>> Well it is still not so universal as there are wide ranges of glyphs
>> excluded for now to encoding as characters:
>> [...]
>> - country flags have been included but many regional emblems are
>> excluded (as they don't match any ISO 3166-1 code)
> There are tentative plans (again) to provide a composite encoding for flags corresponding to country subdivisions encoded in ISO 3166-2.
> Unicode and 10646 have done well so far to avoid judging for themselves which regions or groups deserve encoding over others, and sticking with the decisions of ISO 3166/MA instead.
>> - common road signs/street signs and signs for indoor facilities &
>> services
> I wouldn't doubt those are coming soon.
>> - various box drawing characters used in legacy terminals (notably in
>> Teletext and on older 8-bit systems): a few of them were added from
>> DOS/OEM codepages.
> I thought that set had been pretty much completed by now. I wonder which one are supposedly still missing.
> --
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | 

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