Re: Flag tags

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 09:00:22 -0700

On 5/31/2012 2:06 AM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> 2012/5/31 Asmus Freytag<>:
>> On 5/30/2012 7:19 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>>> 2012/5/31 Michael Everson<>:
>>>> On 31 May 2012, at 00:24, Mark Davis ☕ wrote:
>>>> Members of ISO National Bodies quite properly thought that it is
>>>> inapprioprate for an International Standard to encode the flags of some
>>>> countries and not the flags of others. You can stuff your condescension,
>>>> Mark.
>>> I fully agree. Either all of them or none of them (or just a generic
>>> white flag).
>> No at least the black pirate flag, and the checkered flag (for car racing).
> There are two black pirate flags. One is all black (the most generic
> one), another has bones and skullhead. OK these ones are generic
> enough to not convey country/territory specific information.
> There are also conventional sky blue flags used in Europe (may be
> elsewhere) for the quality of waters. There may be others used for
> signaling (including surveillance of beaches and dangers for swimming
> : red, orange, green) : may be unified with the all-black flag (if
> color is not really encoded but assignable by external styles).
> If you add the flag cor car racing, then why wouldn't there flags used
> in other transportation areas ?
You are right! I missed these:
> Add also flags used as maritime alphabets (they are a true script by
> themselves, whose mapping to actual letters depend on the locale's
> script, so they are not really a visual variant of any script, just
> like the Braille script is not tied to Latin), or othe "ideographic"
> flags displayed much like the pirate flag (e.g. signaling deceases on
> board)...
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