Re: Regional Indicator Symbols

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 19:33:54 +0200

2012/6/4 Doug Ewell <>:
> Philippe Verdy wrote:
>>> Read . This mechanism
>>> is part of Unicode, and adding another one such as Philippe's to
>>> accomplish basically the same thing would be a form of duplicate
>>> encoding.
>> First I have NEVER advocated using flags for identifying languages.
>> This is a common practie but something I strongly disapprove.
> I don't think I said you advocated that. I had two points: (1) using flags
> for languages is bad; (2) Philippe suggests a mechanism for representing
> flags when Unicode already has one. I apologize if it was hard to tell which
> point was which.

I suggest a way to represent flags of enttities, not arbitrary flags
or generic flags that represent nothing else than themselves. A
generic white flag or black flag is certainly a good condidate for
characters by tself.

And Unicode still does not have a suitable mechanism for flags of
political/administrative entities (including historic ones), which is
compatible with its stability policy.
Received on Mon Jun 04 2012 - 12:38:31 CDT

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