Re: Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final

From: Christoph Päper <>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:59:21 +0200 (CEST)

Charlotte Buff <>>
> Heck, if your device has a default font that includes CANCEL TAG (...) and
> therefore doesn’t render it,
> then you won’t even be able to see the difference between a regular, generic
> black flag and an emoji that was meant to represent some region.
> This could potentially lead to great misunderstandings since a plane black
> flag is often associated with anarchism and piracy,
> but rather rarely with England, Scotland or Wales.
> The waving white flag that was used as the base in earlier drafts at the very
> least had the benefit of looking like a “blank slate” of sorts.

White flags are associated with surrender (but also peace). That is at least as
bad as a black flag. The checkered flag U+1F3C1 🏁 could have been a compromise.
It is also readily associated with sports.
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