Re: Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final

From: Christoph Päper <>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:34:18 +0200 (CEST)

Richard Wordingham <>:
> "Doug Ewell" <> wrote:
> > "Not recommended," "not standard," "not interoperable," or any other
> > term ESC settles on for the 5000+ valid flag sequences that are not
> > England, Scotland, and Wales is just a short, easy step away from
> > deprecation for these as well.

Instead of 26 RIS characters and all the TAGs, Unicode should have added a
single new character: U+2065 Flag Code Joiner.

> It's certainly on the cards that the sequence for the Scottish flag will
> be deprecated in favour of an RI sequence.

Which would very likely be U+1F1E6-1F1E7 🇦🇧 'AB' for Alba, because all other
intuitive alpha-2 code elements are either reserved or already assigned.
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