Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Mon Mar 27 14:17:20 CDT 2017

announcements at Unicode dot org wrote:

> — and new regional flags for England, Scotland, and Wales.

It's not clear from this text, nor from the table in Section C.1.1 of
the draft, what the status is of flag emoji tag sequences other than the
three above.

I read the relevant section a couple of times and could not figure out
how a "standard sequence" differs from a non-standard one, or how
ordinary users are supposed to know the difference. The term "standard
sequence" appears nowhere in the draft except as a table header.

Vendors always have the option of supporting or not supporting a glyph
for any code point or sequence -- note 4 in Section C.1 and the second
sentence in C.1.1 both reinforce this long-standing principle -- so
there must be something more here.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org ��

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