Re: Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:33:51 -0600

Noah Slater <nslater at tumbolia dot org> wrote:

> I found this:
>> [...] the UTC does not wish to entertain further proposals for
>> encoding of symbol characters for flags, whether national, state,
>> regional, international, or otherwise. References to UTC Minutes:
>> [134-C2], January 28, 2013.

I think the phrase "or otherwise" above might have been intended to mean
"or otherwise."

> I looked up the minutes, but could not find a more detailed
> explanation. My guess is that these concerns related to geopolitical
> issues. Hopefully the same rationale does not apply to the rainbow
> flag.

My guess is that one reason certain rejected requests are added to the
Archive of Notices of Non-Approval is so that the UTC doesn't have to
haul out their original explanation or re-argue the same points when the
same request, or a similar one, is made again.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸 
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