RE: Flag tags (was: Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign)

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 11:09:58 -0700

William_J_G Overington <wjgo underscore 10009 at btinternet dot com>

> Further to that point of order, is there any rule that absolutely
> prevents the deprecated status of a character or collection of
> characters being removed?

UTC has not ever shown the slightest inclination to do so, if that
answers your question.

> I feel that by hybridizing the suggestions of Doug and Philippe that
> an elegant solution using tags and an advanced format font could be
> designed.

I had forgotten that the Regional Indicator Symbols from U+1F1E6 through
U+1F1FF had already been encoded. You can create such a font today if
you like, mapping pairs of these symbols to a flag representing the
country with that ISO 3166-1 code element. See TUS 6.1, Section 5.10,
next-to-last subsection (page 534) for details.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­
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