Re: Emoji: National Flag Symbols

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Dec 24 2008 - 12:56:45 CST

On 24 Dec 2008, at 18:06, Mark Davis wrote:

> As far as the proposal for: "Interpreting (and encoding) these 10
> symbols as common language/locale symbols, rather than as national
> flags", I personally don't know whether makes a difference one way
> or another. If anything, the number of possible languages and/or
> locales is much larger than the number of flags... My feeling is
> that we'd be best just encoding these 10 flag symbols, recognizing
> that it is purely for compatibility's sake, and be done with it.

This is going to get serious push-back from National Bodies.

Michael Everson *

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