Re: Flag tags

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 09:26:07 -0700

On 5/30/2012 10:15 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> A seemingly straightforward solution to the “unambiguous mapping”
> problem would be to use the existing Plane 14 tag letters along with a
> new FLAG TAG, say at U+E0002. Then <E0002, E0043, E0048> would
> unequivocally denote the current Swiss flag. No need for separate lead
> and trail. Simple.
> ... What’s that? Oh, sorry, never mind. Deprecated.

you put your finger on it. Any form of combining scheme is doomed to fail.

This includes the current approach of "Regional indicators".

The simple reason is that the use case is too remote to attract
implementer attention, and, because the users community is not, in
principle, limited, implementation support would have to be widespread
to make any of these schemes work if&where desired.

The lesson for the UTC (and WG2) should be to cease such efforts of
"meta encoding".

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