RE: Tags and future new technologies (from RE: Flag tags (was: Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign))

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:17:47 -0700

Philippe Verdy wrote:

> No, my poposal gives something that is immediately usable, and does
> not create any ambiguity. It is simple to implement even without the
> presence of a technical ligaturing solution. Those flags will be
> immediately usable, without any of the political complications created
> by the case of flags. It will avoid prolieferations of proposals, and
> infinite debates for encoding or not some flags, or for changing the
> representative glyphs.

Again, not saying Unicode should do this, but:

Doesn't there at least have to be a well-defined convention for
representing flags before any of this works? How do I represent:

1. the flag of the United States
2. the flag of the state of Colorado
3. the flag of Adams County, Colorado
4. the flag of the city of Thornton

Not all of these might be defined right away, but an extensible
structure within which to define them would have to be in place.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­
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