Offlist -- Re: Comment in a leading German newspaper regarding the way UTC and Apple handle Emoji as an attack on Free Speech
pandey at umich.edu
Sun Aug 28 13:05:32 CDT 2016
That should've been offlist... :)
> On Aug 28, 2016, at 2:04 PM, Anshuman Pandey <pandey at umich.edu> wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> Do you know who represents the US on ISO 3166?
>> On Aug 28, 2016, at 1:22 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> 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 &
>> 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 | ewellic.org
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