Adding RAINBOW FLAG to Unicode
nslater at tumbolia.org
Sat Jun 27 17:51:27 CDT 2015
Thanks to Philippe for the addition of technical arguments in favour of a
new code point. This is... a little beyond me. (Though fascinating
reading!) I would particularly like to add me +1 to the knock-on effect
this would have on downstream vendors. (I would like to see this become a
standard emoji, and I'd like us to take whatever action increases the
chances of that.)
I did just want to respond to the "slippery slope" comment.
Firstly to note that this is the name of a logical fallacy :) and that it
is a fallacy because it presume that people are unable to make reasonable
As it happens, the Consortium appears to have mechanisms in place precisely
to handle this sort of thing.
When I mentioned my email to a queer friend, they asked if I might propose
other pride flags (as there are many). As I pointed out to them, I would be
happy to do so, should I be able to justify their inclusion in accordance
with Annex C. (As it stands, I am not sure any of them receive wide enough
applicable use for that, though perhaps there is evidence to the contrary)
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