Re: Tag characters

From: Steven R. Loomis <>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 13:39:17 -0700

See the meeting minutes and the actual utr51.

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> El may 16, 2015, a las 10:07 AM, Doug Ewell <> escribió:
> L2/15-145R says:
>> On some platforms that support a number of emoji flags, there is
>> substantial demand to support additional flags for the following:
>> [...]
>> Certain supra-national regions, such as Europe (European Union flag)
>> or the world (e.g. United Nations flag). These can be represented
>> using UN M49 3-digit codes, for example "150" for Europe or "001" for
>> World.
> These are uncomfortable equivalence classes. Not all countries in Europe are members of the European Union, and the concept of "United Nations" is not really the same by definition as "all countries in the world."
> The remaining UN M.49 code elements that don't have a 3166-1 equivalent seem wholly unsuited for this mechanism (and those that do, don't need it). There are no flags for "Middle Africa" or "Latin America and the Caribbean" or "Landlocked developing countries."
> Some trans-national organizations might _almost_ seem as if they could be shoehorned into an M.49 code element, like identifying 035 "South-Eastern Asia" with the ASEAN flag, but this would be problematic for the same reasons as 150 and 001.
> Among the ISO 3166-1 "exceptionally reserved" code elements are "EU" for "European Union" and "UN" for "United Nations." If these flags are the use cases, why not simply use those alpha-2 code elements, instead of burdening the new mechanism with the 3-digit syntax?
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