Re: Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode

From: Noah Slater <>
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:34:20 +0000

Previously in this thread, it was suggested that I make a formal proposal
to the UTC. I have held back from doing this because it's not at all clear
what implementation I should be proposing, or whether I can propose
something WITHOUT an implementation. (Some advise there would be handy!)

Should I trust that the UTC will be aware of the informal proposal of the
rainbow flag when they meet to discuss PRI #299, or should I do something
to properly bring it to their attention?

On Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at 17:58 Doug Ewell <> wrote:

> Steve Swales <steve at swales dot us> wrote:
> > Or a flag inversion modifier… recently I discovered that the
> > Philippines flag, for example, has a special meaning (we are at war)
> > when inverted. Just a thought.
> An inverted ensign on a ship was formerly used as a distress signal:
> I'd argue strongly against adding "modifiers" to Unicode flag tags to
> indicate inverted, waving, half-staff, folded, or any other transient
> state.
> --
> Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸
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