Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final
pedberg at apple.com
Mon Mar 27 16:54:04 CDT 2017
(this time from the correct account)
Philippe and others,
http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/tr51-11.html#valid-emoji-tag-sequences <http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/tr51-11.html#valid-emoji-tag-sequences> refers to
CLDR data for the list of valid subregion sequences, see
CLDR data will maintain stable sequences in the event that ISO 3166-2 data changes.
- Peter E
> On Mar 27, 2017, at 1:39 PM, Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr <mailto:verdy_p at wanadoo.fr>> wrote:
> Note also that ISO3166-2 is far from being stable, and this could contradict Unicode encoding stability: it would then be required to ensure this stability by only allowing sequences that are effectively registered in http://www.unicode.org/Public/emoji/5.0/emoji-sequences.txt <http://www.unicode.org/Public/emoji/5.0/emoji-sequences.txt> (independantly of the registration ins ISO3166-2), and nothing is said if ever ISO3166-2 obsoletes some codes and then some years later decide to reassign these codes to new entities: it should not be possible to do the same thing in Emoji sequences, and specific assignments will need to be made in the Unicode database.
> Note also that most rencetly created administrative divisions do not really adopt any flag, but if flags are used they may be reusing flags from older historic entities... or they could adopt only a logo (with legal protection, not really suitable from encoding in the UCS as it won't be possible to define any "representative glyph" without asking for permission to the relevant authorities for displaying some design, possibly simplified)
> We still lack an encoding standard for vexillologists. And for now only "Flags of the World" proposes some encoding (not based strictly and only on ISO3166). I think that the UTC should try contacting authors of Flags of the World and seek for advice there: we are speaking here about regional flags (we can exclude some graphical variants such as civil vs. navy flags vs honorific flags)
> 2017-03-27 22:30 GMT+02:00 Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr <mailto:verdy_p at wanadoo.fr>>:
> 2017-03-27 21:17 GMT+02:00 Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org <mailto:doug at ewellic.org>>:
> 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.
> Right, we've got them encoded as [GBENG], [GBSCT] and [GBWLS], but the codes used do not specify clearly about which region code standard they are refering to. We just see that it's an ISO3166-1 country/territory code followed directly (without separator) by sequences of letter/digits, all of them converted to RIS and surrounded by a the same initial emeoji code and the DEL from RIS.
> The problem is how to choose the codes for the letter/digits in the second part, if they ever come from ISO3166-2 after dropping the hypen separator (this is the case here, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB>) or somewhere else.
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