BabelStone Fonts

BabelStone Flags


BabelStone Flags is a font that supports multicolour flag glyphs for Unicode character sequences representing various national, sub-national, supra-national, and miscellaneous flags. The current version of the font includes glyphs for 130 flags in total. At present the only Windows applications I use that fully support this font are Microsoft Word 2016 and the Firefox browser, although most other browsers (such as Chrome, Edge, and Internet Explorer) do partially support the colour glyphs in this font.

This font supports the two mechanisms for representing country and region flags described in the proposed update to Unicode Technical Standard #51 (Unicode Emoji): Regional Indicator Sequences and Flag Emoji Tag Sequences. These sequences are defined in the Emoji 5.0 data.

Regional Indicator Sequences

These are sequences of two Regional Indicator letter symbols (1F1E6..1F1FF = A..Z) corresponding to ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two-letter country codes (technically the Unicode Standard references Unicode region subtags defined in CLDR, which are derived from ISO 3166-1 codes). For example, the country code for USA ("US") is represented by the Unicode character sequence <1F1FA 1F1F8> (RIS-U, RIS-S). If a particular RI sequence is not supported, it should fallback to displaying as two individual Regional Indicator letter symbols (generally a boxed capital letter A through Z).

As the boundary between adjacent RI sequences is not indicated at the encoding level, it is possible to get unexpected diplay results for consecutive sequences of more than two RI symbols. For example, you may put a sequence of four RI symbols AQAZ on your web page, which you intend to render as the flags of Antarctica (AQ) and Azerbaijan (AZ), but if a visitor's browser does not support the flag of Antarctica the result for them may be the flag of Qatar (QA) sandwiched between orphaned RI symbols A and Z. To avoid getting the wrong flags displayed it is safest to separate consecutive RI sequences with a space character or punctuation mark.

BabelStone Flags currently supports flags for 85 countries, territories or international entities with an ISO 3166-1 code, including all the countries of Europe. It also supports the historic flag of the Soviet Union (SU), even though this is not conformant to the Unicode Standard as the ISO 3166-1 code SU is exceptionally reserved (but as it is exceptionally reserved the code cannot be used for anything else, and so it is safe to use it for the flag of the Soviet Union).

I have tested BabelStone Flags under Windows 10 on the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and they all display Regional Indicator Sequences correctly as colour flags using BabelStone Flags. They also display correctly on Microsoft Word 2016.

Flag Emoji Tag Sequences

These are sequences of a waving black flag character (U+1F3F4 ๐Ÿด) followed by four or five lowercase tag letters (E0061..E007A) and/or tag digits (E0030..E0039) terminated by a cancel tag (E007F). These sequences correspond to ISO 3166-2 codes representing subdivisions of countries listed in ISO 3166-1 (e.g. states, provinces, counties, autonomous regions), but with the hyphen omitted, so for example the ISO 3166-2 code GB-SCT for Scotland is represented by this sequence of seven Unicode characters: <1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0073 E0063 E0074 E007F> (Waving Black Flag, Tag-g, Tag-b, Tag-s, Tag-c, Tag-t, Cancel Tag). (Technically the Unicode Standard references Unicode subdivisionIDs defined in CLDR, which are derived from ISO 3166-2 codes.)

Tag characters are default ignorable and invisible, so if a flag tag sequence is not supported on a particular system it will fallback to displaying as a waving black flag. Thus, if you have a web site showing two different flag characters together (for example the England and Scotland flags), they may display correctly on your browser, but some visitors using different browsers may only see two identical waving black flags, which can be a little confusingย !

BabelStone Flags currently supports 38 sub-national flags for Canada, France, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States:

Only three of these are recommended for implementation by the Unicode Consortium (flags for England, Scotland, and Wales), but the rest are not recommended not to be implemented. Note that there is no official flag for Northern Ireland, but as the Ulster Banner is used to represent Northern Ireland in major international sporting competitions such as the FIFA World Cup, this flag is used for GB-NIR in BabelStone Flags. The synonym for Wales, GB-CYM, defined in BS 6879 but not listed in ISO 3166-2, is also supported in BabelStone Flags.

BabelStone Flags also includes four flags for historic English, Scottish and Welsh counties that do not have an ISO 3166-2 code. In these cases I have made up an unofficial GB code with "X" as the first letter of the subdivision code (e.g. GB-XCR for Caernarfonshire). These are indicated with three stars in the table of Flags for ISO 3166-2 Country Subdivision Codes below.

BabelStone Flags also supports Flag Emoji tag sequences for ISO 3166-1 two-letter country codes (i.e. the US flag can be represented either as <1F1FA 1F1F8> or as <1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E007F>). I am unclear from the rather imprecise description of Flag Emoji tag sequences given in Annex C of Unicode Technical Standard #51 whether this is conformant with the Unicode Standard or not; but it seems logical to support all geopolitical flags as tag sequences.

I have tested BabelStone Flags under Windows 10 on the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and only Firefox displays Flag Emoji tag sequences correctly as colour flags using BabelStone Flags; all the other browsers display the sequences as identical black flags. Flag Emoji tag sequences also display correctly on Microsoft Word 2016.

Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) Sequences

In addition to the geo-political flags, BabelStone Flags also supports the Rainbow flag and Pirate flag. These are not single Unicode characters, but are represented as the following Emoji ZWJ Sequencesย :

Note that there is some confusion about the placement of the variation selector (VS-16) in these sequences, with it being placed after the first graphic character in the case of the Rainbow Flag, but at the end of the sequence in the case of the Pirate Flag. BabelStone Flags supports both placements for both flags, as well as sequences with the variation selector omitted.

I have tested BabelStone Flags under Windows 10 on the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and they all display the Rainbow flag correctly, and all but Chrome display the Pirate flag correctly. Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer display the Rainbow and Pirate flags with either VS-15 (text display) or VS-16 (emoji display), but Edge and Internet Explorer do not display the Pirate flag unless it has either VS-15 or VS-16 (they display the Rainbow flag with or without VS-15 or VS-16). Only Chrome does not display the Rainbow flag if it has VS-15. The Rainbow and Pirate flags also display correctly on Microsoft Word 2016.

Display of Colour Flag Glyphs in Microsoft Word 2016


Colour Glyphs

The colour glyphs are created using the High-Logic FontCreator font editor. The glyphs are not emoji-style (waving flag), but attempt to accurately reproduce the proportions and colours of the flags as a flat design. All flag glyphs have the same height, but have differing widths depending upon the flag proportions (1:1, 1:2, 2:3, and 3:5 being the most common proportions). Except for the flag of Nepal, all glyphs are square or rectangular in shape, with no flagpole. The glyphs do not have an added border line, so if displayed on a white background any flags with a white background or large sections of white (e.g. flags for Japan, Korea, Russia, and Zug) merge into the surrounding background. It is therefore best to display the flags on a background colour that is not normally used as a flag colour, such as light grey or beige.

Colour Flag Glyphs at 48 points in Firefox browser

Monochrome Glyphs

If a particular software application supports the OpenType features used to substitute single glyphs for Regional Indicator sequences or flag emoji tag sequences, but it does not support the colour glyph format, then it will display fallback monochrome glyphs provided by the BabelStone Flags font. These monochrome glyphs are all in the form of a waving flag (with a flagpole on the left) with the two-letter ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code on the flag. For flags corresponding to ISO 3166-2 subdivision codes the two- or three-letter code after the hyphen is placed under the flag.

Due to a bug in Chrome which displays the width of the colour glyphs as the width of the fallback monochrome glyph, the monochrome glyphs in BabelStone Flags have two dots on either side of the flag so that the monochrome glyph is exactly the same width as the corresponding colour glyph. The quality of the fallback glyphs is quite poor, and may be improved in the future.

Monochrome Fallback Glyphs for Country Flags in BabelPad

Supported Flags

The tables below render each flag character in the BabelStone Flags font, either using the font installed on your local machine or using a WOFF font if the font is not installed on your local machine. Supported sequences are also listed at my Flags Test page.

Flags for ISO 3166-1 Country Codes

Code Sequence Glyph Description
AD <1F1E6 1F1E9> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra
AL <1F1E6 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
AM <1F1E6 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
AQ <1F1E6 1F1F6> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ถ Antarctica
AT <1F1E6 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
AU <1F1E6 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
AX <1F1E6 1F1FD> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ร…land Islands
AZ <1F1E6 1F1FF> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan
BA <1F1E7 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and Herzegovina
BE <1F1E7 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
BG <1F1E7 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria
BT <1F1E7 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น Bhutan
BV <1F1E7 1F1FB> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ป Bouvet Island
[Uses the flag of Norway]
BY <1F1E7 1F1FE> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus
CA <1F1E8 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
CH <1F1E8 1F1ED> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
CN <1F1E8 1F1F3> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China
CY <1F1E8 1F1FE> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus
CZ <1F1E8 1F1FF> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia
DE <1F1E9 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany
DK <1F1E9 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark
EE <1F1EA 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia
ES <1F1EA 1F1F8> ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
EU <1F1EA 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ European Union
FI <1F1EB 1F1EE> ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland
FO <1F1EB 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ด Faroe Islands
FR <1F1EB 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
GB <1F1EC 1F1E7> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
GE <1F1EC 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia
GG <1F1EC 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey
GI <1F1EC 1F1EE> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar
GL <1F1EC 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Greenland
GR <1F1EC 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece
HK <1F1ED 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong
HR <1F1ED 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia
HU <1F1ED 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary
IE <1F1EE 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland
IL <1F1EE 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel
IM <1F1EE 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle of Man
IN <1F1EE 1F1F3> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India
IQ <1F1EE 1F1F6> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iran
IR <1F1EE 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran
IS <1F1EE 1F1F8> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland
IT <1F1EE 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
JE <1F1EF 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey
JP <1F1EF 1F1F5> ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan
KP <1F1F0 1F1F5> ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต North Korea
KR <1F1F0 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
LI <1F1F1 1F1EE> ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein
LT <1F1F1 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania
LU <1F1F1 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg
LV <1F1F1 1F1FB> ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia
MC <1F1F2 1F1E8> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco
MD <1F1F2 1F1E9> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova, Republic of
ME <1F1F2 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro
MK <1F1F2 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
MN <1F1F2 1F1F3> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mongolia
MO <1F1F2 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด Macau
MT <1F1F2 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta
NL <1F1F3 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
NO <1F1F3 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
NP <1F1F3 1F1F5> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต Nepal
NZ <1F1F3 1F1FF> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
PL <1F1F5 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
PT <1F1F5 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
RO <1F1F7 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
RS <1F1F7 1F1F8> ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia
RU <1F1F7 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia
SA <1F1F8 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia
SE <1F1F8 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
SI <1F1F8 1F1EE> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
SJ <1F1F8 1F1EF> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Svalbard and Jan Mayen
[Uses the flag of Norway]
SK <1F1F8 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
SM <1F1F8 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino
SU <1F1F8 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ Soviet Union
TR <1F1F9 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
TW <1F1F9 1F1FC> ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan
UA <1F1FA 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine
UM <1F1FA 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ United States Minor Outlying Islands
[Uses the flag of the United States of America]
UN <1F1FA 1F1F3> ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ United Nations
US <1F1FA 1F1F8> ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America
VA <1F1FB 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Holy See (Vatican City State)
XK <1F1FD 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kosovo
ZA <1F1FF 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa
ZW <1F1FF 1F1FC> ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe

Flags for ISO 3166-2 Country Subdivision Codes

Codes marked with three stars (***) are unofficial codes that I have devised for places that do not have an ISO 3166-2 code.

Sequence Glyph Description
<1F3F4 E0063 E0061 E006E E0075 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ ก๓ ฎ๓ ต๓ ฟ Canada: Nunavut (CA-NU)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0061 E0071 E0063 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ ก๓ ฑ๓ ฃ๓ ฟ Canada: Quebec (CA-QC)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E0066 E0072 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ ฆ๓ ฒ๓ ฟ Switzerland: Fribourg (CH-FR)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E006C E0075 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ ฌ๓ ต๓ ฟ Switzerland: Luzern (CH-LU)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E006E E0065 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ ฎ๓ ฅ๓ ฟ Switzerland: Neuchรขtel (CH-NE)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E0073 E006F E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ ณ๓ ฏ๓ ฟ Switzerland: Solothurn (CH-SO)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E0073 E007A E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ ณ๓ บ๓ ฟ Switzerland: Schwyz (CH-SZ)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E0074 E0069 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ ด๓ ฉ๓ ฟ Switzerland: Ticino (CH-TI)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E0076 E0073 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ ถ๓ ณ๓ ฟ Switzerland: Valais (CH-VS)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E007A E0067 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ บ๓ ง๓ ฟ Switzerland: Zug (CH-ZG)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0068 E007A E0068 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ จ๓ บ๓ จ๓ ฟ Switzerland: Zรผrich (CH-ZH)
<1F3F4 E0065 E0073 E0063 E0074 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฅ๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Spain: Catalonia (ES-CT)
<1F3F4 E0065 E0073 E0070 E0076 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฅ๓ ณ๓ ฐ๓ ถ๓ ฟ Spain: Basque Country (ES-PV)
<1F3F4 E0066 E0072 E0062 E0072 E0065 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฆ๓ ฒ๓ ข๓ ฒ๓ ฅ๓ ฟ France: Bretagne (FR-BRE)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0061 E0067 E0079 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ก๓ ง๓ น๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Isle of Anglesey (GB-AGY/GB-YNM)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0063 E006F E006E E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฃ๓ ฏ๓ ฎ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Cornwall (GB-CON)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0064 E0065 E0076 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ค๓ ฅ๓ ถ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Devon (GB-DEV)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0064 E006F E0072 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ค๓ ฏ๓ ฒ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Dorset (GB-DOR)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0065 E006E E0067 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ United Kingdom: England (GB-ENG)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0066 E006C E006E E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฆ๓ ฌ๓ ฎ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Flintshire (GB-FLN/GB-FFL)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E006D E006F E006E E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ญ๓ ฏ๓ ฎ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Monmouthshire (GB-MON/GB-FYN)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E006E E0062 E006C E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฎ๓ ข๓ ฌ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Northumberland (GB-NBL)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E006E E0069 E0072 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฎ๓ ฉ๓ ฒ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
[Not an official flag, but used for international sporting competitions]
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E006F E0072 E006B E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฏ๓ ฒ๓ ซ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Orkney Islands (GB-ORK)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0070 E0065 E006D E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฐ๓ ฅ๓ ญ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Pembrokeshire (GB-PEM/GB-BNF)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0073 E0063 E0074 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Scotland (GB-SCT)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0073 E0072 E0079 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฒ๓ น๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Surrey (GB-SRY)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0076 E0067 E006C E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ถ๓ ง๓ ฌ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: The Vale of Glamorgan (GB-VGL/GB-BMG)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0077 E006C E0073 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Wales (GB-WLS/GB-CYM)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0078 E0063 E0061 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ธ๓ ฃ๓ ก๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Caithness (GB-XCA***)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0078 E0063 E0072 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ธ๓ ฃ๓ ฒ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Caernarfonshire (GB-XCR***)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0078 E006B E0064 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ธ๓ ซ๓ ค๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Kirkcudbrightshire (GB-XKD***)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E0078 E006D E0065 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ธ๓ ญ๓ ฅ๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Merionethshire (GB-XME***)
<1F3F4 E0067 E0062 E007A E0065 E0074 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ บ๓ ฅ๓ ด๓ ฟ United Kingdom: Shetland Islands (GB-ZET)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0061 E006B E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ก๓ ซ๓ ฟ United States: Alaska (US-AK)
<1F3F4 E0069 E0065 E0063 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฉ๓ ฅ๓ ฃ๓ ฟ Ireland: Connacht (IE-C)
<1F3F4 E0069 E0065 E006C E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฉ๓ ฅ๓ ฌ๓ ฟ Ireland: Leinster / Laighin (IE-L)
<1F3F4 E0069 E0065 E006D E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฉ๓ ฅ๓ ญ๓ ฟ Ireland: Munster / An Mhumhain (IE-M)
<1F3F4 E0069 E0065 E0075 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฉ๓ ฅ๓ ต๓ ฟ Ireland: Ulster / Ulaidh (IE-U)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0063 E0061 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ก๓ ฟ United States: California (US-CA)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0068 E0069 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ จ๓ ฉ๓ ฟ United States: Hawaii (US-HI)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0074 E0078 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ด๓ ธ๓ ฟ United States: Texas (US-TX)

Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) Flag Sequences

Sequence Glyph Description
<1F3F3 FE0F 200D 1F308> ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Rainbow Flag
<1F3F4 200D 2620 FE0F> ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ Pirate Flag

OpenType Features

Script Language Features Explanation
Latin <latn> Default <dflt> Glyph Composition Decomposition <ccmp> Substitution colour glyphs for flag sequences

Version History

Font Version Date Notes
BabelStone Flags 1.00 2014-04-03 Experimental test font (several test versions during 2014โ€“2016).
BabelStone Flags 2.00 2017-04-01 First formal release, supporting 28 Regional Indicator sequences, 27 Flag Emoji tag sequences, rainbow flag, and pirate flag.
BabelStone Flags 2.01 2017-04-05 Added 7 Regional Indicator sequences and 15 Flag Emoji tag sequences.
BabelStone Flags 2.02 2017-05-03 Added 36 Regional Indicator sequences.


BabelStone Flags is licensed under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, which means you are free to use it for personal or commercial purposes, and to redistribute it by itself or as part of a free or commercial software package, just as long as you do not sell the font on its own. The license also allows you to modify the font in any way you like, as long as the modified font does not use "BabelStone" in its name. Please read the license for details.

You may download the WOFF version of the font, and host it on your server if you wish, but you cannot use the WOFF file at on other websites.

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