BES island flags

Piotr Karocki pkar at
Wed Sep 23 11:34:24 CDT 2020

By the way,
 what is procedure of changing Unicode flags as ISO 3166 is modified

-----Original Message-----
From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at] On Behalf Of J Andrew
Lipscomb via Unicode
Sent: Wednesday, 23 September 2020 18:28
To: unicode at
Subject: Re: BES island flags

Flags are based on the ISO 3166 standards, which consider those three
islands as a single entity coded as BQ (which the codepoints you mention
stand for). There is no one flag that represents the group in question
specifically. The designers of most emoji fonts chose the Bonaire flag
because it is the most populated of them (Facebook goes the other way and
simply shows the Dutch tricolor).

Flags for second-level entities are encodable, but generally not implemented
except for England, Scotland, and Wales.

Envoyé de mon iPad

> Are there plans to add Flag emojis for Sint Eustatius and Saba . They
> currently seem to be lumped together with Bonaire which has the code
> U+1F1E7 U+1F1F6

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