PRI #299 (was: Re: Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode)

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:50:51 -0600

Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom dot com> wrote:

> What I don't like about PRI #399 is its proposing to use default-
> ignorable characters. On a non-vexillology-aware platform, I'd like
> to see something informative, albeit not resembling a flag, but
> indicative of the intention to display a flag, like RIS can be, as
> opposed to nondescript white flags.

This is just a personal prediction, but I'd guess that once the PRI #299
mechanism hits the streets, U+1F3F3 WAVING WHITE FLAG will be used
overwhelmingly for tag sequences and comparatively seldom on its own.
When a reader sees 🏳, it might be relatively safe to assume the writer
intended to display a specific flag.

I don't know what the original impetus for adding U+1F3F3 was. That
might help us predict how popular U+1F3F3 will be on its own. Maybe one
of the Emoji Gurus can help out here.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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