Re: Flag Symbols

From: Karl Pentzlin (
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 06:04:45 CST

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    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 ) 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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