Re: Flag Symbols

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 04:42:48 CST

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    A block of 256 characters would be sufficient to handle flags of all
    countries with existing ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 codes ~ with enough space
    left over for the flags of organizations such as the UN, the IRC, the
    EC and a few others.

    - Chris

    Michael Everson wrote:
    > On 11 Jan 2009, at 01:55, Michael D'Errico wrote:

    >> Michael Everson wrote:
    >>> Do NOT think that encoding even ONE of the ten flags proposed will
    >>> not lead to a huge number of requests for additional characters. And
    >>> do NOT think that those requests will not be reasonable.

    >> Flags are actually a perfect example that could use the method I've been
    >> talking about. If you had FLAG_A through FLAG_Z you could specify any
    >> and all country flags with two code points, e.g. FLAG_C FLAG_A for the
    >> Canadian flag.

    > I would not favour such a scheme. Karl's suggestion of encoding a block
    > of two-letter codes makes more sense. (FLAG AA to FLAG ZZ.)

    > Michael Everson *

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