Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Wed Mar 29 16:34:18 CDT 2017

Richard Wordingham <richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com>:
> "Doug Ewell" <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> > "Not recommended," "not standard," "not interoperable," or any other
> > term ESC settles on for the 5000+ valid flag sequences that are not
> > England, Scotland, and Wales is just a short, easy step away from
> > deprecation for these as well.

Instead of 26 RIS characters and all the TAGs, Unicode should have added a
single new character: U+2065 Flag Code Joiner.

> It's certainly on the cards that the sequence for the Scottish flag will
> be deprecated in favour of an RI sequence.

Which would very likely be U+1F1E6-1F1E7 ���� 'AB' for Alba, because all other
intuitive alpha-2 code elements are either reserved or already assigned.

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