Emoji Boss takes a big step on Flag Emoji! The Unicode Consortium, which manages emoji globally, has made a new announcement regarding the future of the flag emoji. Notably, it flags any new category of emoji that will no longer be accepted. Unicode says that the addition of one flag creates uniqueness at the expense of another flag. Therefore, for category flags, no more new emoji will be added to the emoji set.
“If the Emoji Subcommittee recommends adding the Catalonia flag emoji, it looks like a bias unless all other subdivisions of Spain are added. And if they are added, the subdivisions of Japan or Namibia or Liechtenstein What about the canton of K? The inclusion of new flags will always entail the exclusion of others. And there isn’t much room for the fluid nature of politics – countries change but unicode additions are forever – once a character is added The latter can never be removed,” says Jennifer Daniels.
Emoji owners put a full stop to new emoji
Daniel said, “Identities are fluid and invariable which makes them incompatible to a formal invariant universal character set.”
“We realize that closing this door may come as a disappointment – after all, flags often serve as a rallying cry for those to be seen, heard, recognized and understood.”
“When people ask for a new flag emoji, we assume that the underlying request is more than just a new emoji. And when we say, “we’re not adding any more flags,” we’re only saying that the Unicode standard is not an effective mechanism for this recognition,” Daniels says.
However, this isn’t the end of the new flag emoji overall. There is one exception to this restriction. If a country gains independence and is recognized by the International Organization for Standardization), a resolution will automatically be recommended to represent it, with the requirement of a flag. Unicode also makes it clear that it has no business to dictate the appearance of flags, which is why phone companies have to update them in case of geopolitical reasons.