Re: Flag Symbols

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jan 12 2009 - 03:01:54 CST

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    On 12 Jan 2009, at 06:30, Peter Constable wrote:

    > From: []
    > On Behalf Of Karl Pentzlin
    >> 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.
    > Well, one problem with encoding FLAG AA, etc. is that ISO 3166 does
    > not guarantee stability. So, fifty years from now when (suppose) the
    > redefine DE, then archived data will get mis-interpreted

    The referent for DE might change but the entity FLAG DE wouldn't.

    I think these flags are logos and I have not yet seen a single reason
    why I should recommend to my own national body that they not oppose
    the encoding of the 10 in the draft proposal.

    Michael Everson *

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