[OT] Europe vs. European Union (was: Re: Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final)

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Fri Mar 31 10:47:55 CDT 2017

Manuel Strehl wrote:

> Maybe I'm missing context, but what is the specific problem of those
> lists differing? 
> The EU and Europe _are_ two different things. The United States of
> America similarly do not include the whole of America, despite the
> name.

A previous offshoot of the flag thread had veered into discussion of the
UN code element for Europe, and the ISO exceptionally reserved code
element for the EU, and the lists of countries in each, and something
about WIPO and ITU and ccTLDs.

I was pointing out what you said, that the lists differ by nature and
comparing them is a fruitless exercise.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org

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