Flag Emoji

Windows 10 has now been out for 5 years.  Why are there still no flag emoji? 

It's ridiculous.  It affects how webpages display in ALL the browsers.  As a software developer myself, this is a rudimentary update and essential component of the OS.  There have been thousands of complaints.

Is there a plan to add these?

Hi Daniel

On Community, we are just users like yourself volunteering, we are not Microsoft . . .

The best option is to open the Feedback Hub (Windows Key + F Key) and post this there, where hopefully someone from Microsoft may take notice of this . . .
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Hi Daniel,

There aren't flag emojis and there problably won't be. The reason is pretty simple and can't be worked around in any satysfying way:

Country flags aren't actually a single unicode character, but a combination of unicode characters that are interpreted as a flag. When you receive the country flag equivalent of "US", it is interpreted as the United States flag. It means that it's up to each emoji implementation to interpret flag codes, which means that there is a potential PR nightmare to deal with in case a country isn't recognized internationaly.

Should microsoft decide to recognize the Israelian flag ? The Palestinian flag ? Taiwan flag ? How is Microsoft supposed to decide what flag to display or not if part of a country decides to declare independance ? Some companies have decided to represent all flags, some have decided to display different flags depending on where the user is located, an Microsoft decided to display none.

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Hi Daniel,

There aren't flag emojis and there problably won't be. The reason is pretty simple and can't be worked around in any satysfying way:

Country flags aren't actually a single unicode character, but a combination of unicode characters that are interpreted as a flag. When you receive the country flag equivalent of "US", it is interpreted as the United States flag. It means that it's up to each emoji implementation to interpret flag codes, which means that there is a potential PR nightmare to deal with in case a country isn't recognized internationaly.

Should microsoft decide to recognize the Israelian flag ? The Palestinian flag ? Taiwan flag ? How is Microsoft supposed to decide what flag to display or not if part of a country decides to declare independance ? Some companies have decided to represent all flags, some have decided to display different flags depending on where the user is located, an Microsoft decided to display none.

Well, Meri, Windows 7 had the flag(s), so I don't understand WHY Windows 10 can't get with the program! Pun intended!!

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