From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 12 2009 - 03:01:54 CST
On 12 Jan 2009, at 06:30, Peter Constable wrote:
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> 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 * http://www.evertype.com
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