From: Karl Pentzlin (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 06:04:45 CST
Christopher Fynn wrote 2009-01-11 11:42:
> 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.
As pointed out before, L2/08-305 (also available at
http://www.pentzlin.com/Nationalflags1.pdf ) deals with this
question in more detail.
In fact, 632 characters (i.e. a 40 column block) is needed for a
solution which avoids the need to incorporate all future changes of
ISO 3166 manually.
- Karl Pentzlin
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