Re: Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final

From: Rebecca Bettencourt <>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:52:15 -0700

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Christoph Päper <> wrote:

> If I made an open-source emoji font that contained flags for all of the
> 5000ish
> ISO 3166-2 codes that actually map to one, would I automatically be
> considered a
> vendor? Do I need to have to pay 18000(?) dollars a year for full
> membership
> first? (That's peanuts for multi-billion dollar companies, but
> unaffordable for
> most individuals and many FOSS projects.)


Those are desired, for sure, but so are emoji flags for Kurdistan,
> Confederated
> States of America, Romani, Oromo, South Vietnam, Esperanto, Anarchy,
> Communism,
> Bisexuality, Transgenderism, Sami, Pan-Africanism, Australian Aboriginals,
> and
> many more. Of these, only the Kurdish and the Sami flag *may* be covered by
> Unicode Emoji 5.0+ (possibly with multiple codes) until yet another
> (Tag-based)
> scheme is adopted.

Heh, I actually started an open-source emoji font that kinda does this:

It encodes not only some subdivision flags using sequences like [usca],
[ustx], and [caqc], but a whole lot of
nowhere-near-standardized-for-encoding flags under the XX code, such as
[xxcascadia], [xxconlangesperanto], [xxpridebisexual], [xxpridetrans], etc.

And hey, it works already in OS X 10.8+ and Firefox, even if it makes text
selection a little dodgy. :)
Received on Wed Mar 29 2017 - 16:52:53 CDT

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