The encoding of the Welsh flag
Doug Ewell via Unicode
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Thu Nov 22 13:18:48 CST 2018
Ken Whistler replied to Michael Everson:
>> What really annoys me about this is that there is no flag for
>> Northern Ireland. The folks at CLDR did not think to ask either the
>> UK or the Irish representatives to SC2 about this.
> If you or Andrew West or anyone else is interested in pursuing an
> emoji tag sequence for an emoji flag for Northern Ireland, then that
> should be done by submitting a proposal, with justification, to the
> Emoji Subcommittee, which *does* have jurisdiction.
There is, of course, an encoding for the flag of Northern Ireland:
1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E006E E0069 E0072 E007F
where the tag characters are "gbnir" followed by TAG CANCEL.
What I suspect Michael means is that this sequence is not RGI, or
"recommended for general interchange," a status which applies for flag
emoji only to England, Scotland, and Wales, and not to any of the
thousands of other subdivisions worldwide.
The terminology currently in UTS #51 is definitely an improvement over
early drafts, which explicitly labeled such sequences "not recommended,"
but it still leads practically everyone. evidently including Michael, to
believe the sequences are invalid or non-existent.
I would certainly like to use the flag of Colorado, whose visual
appearance is very much standardized, but the vicious circle of vendor
support and UTS #51 categorization means no system will offer glyph
support, and some systems may even reject it as invalid.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org
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