Re: Flag tags

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 02:13:29 +0200

2012/6/1 Asmus Freytag <>:
>> They are not stable across history, so they
>> should be versioned, but most frequent uses will omit the precise
>> versioning, so that flags will be instantly replaced at any time (e.g.
>> if you encode a flag for US, how many stars will there be on it ?
> Obviously these are all glyph variants?

If you speak about the flag of Lybia, differences are significant when
there are opposed parties. During the last Libyan revolution, those
flags were used very distinctly. They were not free variants of each

Yes you may have a genic flag code that maps to the latest version of
the flag, but versioned flags should be encoded separately.

Similar to the encoding of languages : you may have "en" or "en-US"
vs. "en-GB" and several subtags for variants...
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