CLDR, emoji flags, and ISO 3166 (was: Re: BES island flags)

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at
Sat Sep 26 06:32:57 CDT 2020

Doug Ewell:
> there are real costs to exposing user-defined code elements in a public standard (…),

If one public standard references another public standard, it’s perfectly fine for the former to make use of the extension mechanisms provided by the latter. The original intent of ISO 3166 certainly was not flags, but there’s also no better standard available. 

> I question that the only use for subdivision coding in CLDR or in emoji flags was to distinguish England, Scotland, and Wales.

Such as …?

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