Re: Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode

From: Mark Davis ☕️ <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:36:52 +0200

On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 9:29 PM, Philippe Verdy <> wrote:

> A zero-width joiner between two spacing symbols does not mean that they
> should overlap completely, even if it allows some limtied form of ligature
> (but mostly for true letters or letter like symbols, such as between a long
> dash and an arrow head to connect them together in a long arrow...)
> Your idea would mean that the oiner changes the width of the rainbow to
> zero, using in fact a negative placement to overlap the flag, and then
> cutting the rainbox exactly to its dimension.

The use
​of joiner ​
with emoji
​can be
 rather different. See ​ for details.

> Also the rainbow symbol alone U+1F308 is more like the one in the sky: it
> is circular, and has a central uncolored area.
> But the flag is means to be fully covered (not like the Jewish autonomous
> republic in Russia) and should be using parallel horizontal bands.

​Vendors have a fair degree of latitude as far as shapes, and the resulting
glyph can be shown with a shape similar to the national flags, and with
horizontal bands.

> If it is encoded the flag will become certainly part of the emoji set (it
> certainly has support for it in instant messaging, soon many apps for
> mobile phones will feature it in US, Google will include it as well for
> Android and Hangouts applications, Apple for iOS. And various IRC tools.

> Mobile phone providers will include it even if on such LGBT topic the
> Japanese manufacturers were more "discrete" (there's still a social taboo
> even if there's some level of acceptation). It is already sent via MMS only
> as bitmap icons, but users will want to pay less to send them using SMS, or
> to send them in Twitter.

Mark <>

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