Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Mon Mar 27 19:06:36 CDT 2017

Also these yellow statements from the initial proposal are contradicting
what is now published in TR51: "UN" and "EU" are accepted even if they are
"macroregions", not satisfying the quoted condition 2 in the proposed

2017-03-28 1:58 GMT+02:00 Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr>:

> This only describes the sequences encoded with 2 characters, not the newer
> longer sequences for flags of subnational regions. the
> unicode_region_subtag data does not contain anything about the flags for
> the first 3 regions in GB.
> 2017-03-28 1:35 GMT+02:00 Markus Scherer <markus.icu at gmail.com>:
>> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 1:39 PM, Philippe Verdy <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
>>> (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.
>> The emoji sequences are stable. Please read
>> http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/proposed.html#valid-
>> emoji-tag-sequences and follow the links to the CLDR spec and data.
>> Let SD be the result of mapping each character in the tag_spec to a
>> character in [0-9a-z] by subtracting 0xE0000.
>>    1. SD must then be a specification as per [CLDR
>>       <http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/proposed.html#CLDR>] of
>>       either a Unicode subdivision_id
>>       <http://unicode.org/reports/tr35/index.html#unicode_subdivision_id>
>>        (data
>>       <http://www.unicode.org/repos/cldr/tags/latest/common/validity/subdivision.xml>)
>>       or a 3-digit unicode_region_subtag
>>       <http://unicode.org/reports/tr35/index.html#unicode_region_subtag>
>>       (data
>>       <http://www.unicode.org/repos/cldr/tags/latest/common/validity/region.xml>),
>>       and
>>       2. SD must have CLDR idStatus equal to "regular" or "deprecated".
>> markus
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