BabelStone Fonts

BabelStone Flags


BabelStone Flags v. 4.03 is a font that supports multicolour flag glyphs for Unicode character sequences representing various national, sub-national, supra-national, and miscellaneous flags. The font is under development, and does not yet support all national flags of the world. The current version of the font includes glyphs for 230 flags in total. The font uses the COLR/CPAL format for layered colour fonts, which is supported by all major browsers (including IE11, Edge, Firefox, and Chrome). The colour flags for national flags (represented as Regional Indicator Sequences) should display correctly on the latest versions of Edge, Firefox, and Chrome, as well as in Microsoft Word 2016 or later. The font also includes an SVG table for the colour glyphs, so may work on systems that support SVG fonts but do not support COLR/CPAL fonts (but I have not been able to test this).

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 (๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ) 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 (๐Ÿ‡ฆโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ฟ). 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 157 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).

BabelStone Flags also has experimental support for some historical versions of national flags using variation sequences. This mechanism is not conformant to the Unicode Standard, as these variation sequences are not defined in the Unicode Standard, but it works with most browsers (verified as working with Firefox, and Microsoft Word 2016; but not working for me with Chrome or Edge). At present the font supports the following historical versions of flags:

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 81 sub-national flags for Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, 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.

There are two official flags for Bavaria, one striped and one with lozenges. In my font the striped flag is the default, but the striped and lozenge versions can be selected by applying VS1 and VS2 respectively after the waving black flag. However, this hack only works under the Firefox browser.

Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) Sequences

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

I have tested BabelStone Flags under Windows 10 on the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, and Firefox, and they all display the Rainbow and Pirate flags correctly. The Rainbow and Pirate flags also display correctly on Microsoft Word 2016 (but no longer display correctly for me on Microsoft Word 2019).

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.

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.

Flags for ISO 3166-1 Country Codes

Code Sequence Glyph Description
AD <1F1E6 1F1E9> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra
AE <1F1E6 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates
AF <1F1E6 1F1EB> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Afghanistan
AG <1F1E6 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua and Barbuda
AL <1F1E6 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
AM <1F1E6 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
AO <1F1E6 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola
AQ <1F1E6 1F1F6> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ถ Antarctica
AR <1F1E6 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina
AT <1F1E6 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
AU <1F1E6 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
AW <1F1E6 1F1FC> ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ Aruba
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
BB <1F1E7 1F1E7> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados
BD <1F1E7 1F1E9> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Bangladesh
BE <1F1E7 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
BF <1F1E7 1F1EB> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso
BG <1F1E7 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria
BH <1F1E7 1F1ED> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain
BI <1F1E7 1F1EE> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ Burundi
BJ <1F1E7 1F1EF> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Benin
BL <1F1E7 1F1F3> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑ Brunei Darussalam
BN <1F1E7 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Barthรฉlemy
BO <1F1E7 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Bolivia
BQ <1F1E7 1F1F6> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
[Uses the flag of the Netherlands]
(See BQ-BO, BQ-SA, BQ-SE for individual flags)
BR <1F1E7 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil
BS <1F1E7 1F1F8> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas
BT <1F1E7 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น Bhutan
BV <1F1E7 1F1FB> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ป Bouvet Island
[Uses the flag of Norway]
BW <1F1E7 1F1FC> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana
BY <1F1E7 1F1FE> ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus
CA <1F1E8 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
CC <1F1E8 1F1E8> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡จ Cocos (Keeling) Islands
CD <1F1E8 1F1E9> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Democratic Republic of the Congo
CF <1F1E8 1F1EB> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African Republic
CG <1F1E8 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Congo
CH <1F1E8 1F1ED> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
CI <1F1E8 1F1EE> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Cรดte d'Ivoire
CK <1F1E8 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Cook Islands
CL <1F1E8 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile
CM <1F1E8 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon
CN <1F1E8 1F1F3> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China
CO <1F1E8 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia
CP <1F1E8 1F1F5> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ต Clipperton Island
[Uses the flag of France]
CR <1F1E8 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica
CU <1F1E8 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba
CV <1F1E8 1F1FB> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cabo Verde
CW <1F1E8 1F1FC> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ Curaรงao
CX <1F1E8 1F1FD> ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Christmas Island
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
DZ <1F1E9 1F1FF> ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria
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
GF <1F1EC 1F1EB> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ French Guiana
GG <1F1EC 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey
GI <1F1EC 1F1EE> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar
GL <1F1EC 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Greenland
GP <1F1EC 1F1F5> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต Guadeloupe
GR <1F1EC 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece
GY <1F1EC 1F1FE> ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana
HK <1F1ED 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong
HR <1F1ED 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia
HU <1F1ED 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary
ID <1F1EE 1F1E9> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia
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
KG <1F1F0 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Kyrgyzstan
KH <1F1F0 1F1ED> ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia
KP <1F1F0 1F1F5> ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต North Korea
KR <1F1F0 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
KZ <1F1F0 1F1FF> ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan
LA <1F1F1 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Lao People's Democratic Republic
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
MF <1F1F2 1F1EB> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซ Saint Martin
MK <1F1F2 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North Macedonia
ML <1F1F2 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali
MM <1F1F2 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar
MN <1F1F2 1F1F3> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mongolia
MO <1F1F2 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด Macau
MQ <1F1F2 1F1F6> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถ Martinique
MR <1F1F2 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania (2017โ€“)
MR + VS1 <1F1F2 1F1F7 FE00> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท๏ธ€ Mauritania (1959โ€“2017)
MT <1F1F2 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta
MY <1F1F2 1F1FE> ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia
NG <1F1F3 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria
NL <1F1F3 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
NO <1F1F3 1F1F4> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
NP <1F1F3 1F1F5> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต Nepal
NU <1F1F3 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บ Niue
NZ <1F1F3 1F1FF> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
PE <1F1F5 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru
PF <1F1F5 1F1EB> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ French Polynesia
PG <1F1F5 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Papua New Guinea
PH <1F1F5 1F1ED> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines
PL <1F1F5 1F1F1> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
PM <1F1F5 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒ Saint Pierre and Miquelon
PR <1F1F5 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto Rico
PS <1F1F5 1F1F8> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Palestine, State of
PT <1F1F5 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
QA <1F1F6 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar
RE <1F1F7 1F1EA> ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ช Rรฉunion
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
SG <1F1F8 1F1EC> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
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
SR <1F1F8 1F1F7> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท Suriname
SU <1F1F8 1F1FA> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ Soviet Union
SX <1F1F8 1F1FD> ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Sint Maarten
TF <1F1F9 1F1EB> ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ซ French Southern Territories
TH <1F1F9 1F1ED> ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand
TJ <1F1F9 1F1EF> ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ Tajikistan
TM <1F1F9 1F1F2> ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ Turkmenistan
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
UZ <1F1FA 1F1FF> ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan
VA <1F1FB 1F1E6> ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Holy See (Vatican City State)
VN <1F1FB 1F1F3> ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Viet Nam
WF <1F1FC 1F1EB> ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ Wallis and Futuna
XK <1F1FD 1F1F0> ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kosovo
YT <1F1FE 1F1F9> ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡น Mayotte
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 E0061 E0074 E0031 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €ฑ๓ ฟ Austria: Burgenland (AT-1)
<1F3F4 E0061 E0074 E0032 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €ฒ๓ ฟ Austria: Kรคrnten (AT-2)
<1F3F4 E0061 E0074 E0033 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €ณ๓ ฟ Austria: Niederรถsterreich (AT-3)
<1F3F4 E0061 E0074 E0034 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €ด๓ ฟ Austria: Oberรถsterreich (AT-4)
<1F3F4 E0061 E0074 E0035 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €ต๓ ฟ Austria: Salzburg (AT-5)
<1F3F4 E0061 E0074 E0036 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €ถ๓ ฟ Austria: Steiermark (AT-6)
<1F3F4 E0061 E0074 E0037 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €ท๓ ฟ Austria: Tirol (AT-7)
<1F3F4 E0061 E0074 E0038 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €ธ๓ ฟ Austria: Vorarlberg (AT-8)
<1F3F4 E0061 E0074 E0039 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ก๓ ด๓ €น๓ ฟ Austria: Wien (AT-9)
<1F3F4 E0062 E0065 E0062 E0072 E0075 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ข๓ ฒ๓ ต๓ ฟ Belgium: Brussels-Capital Region (BE-BRU)
<1F3F4 E0062 E0065 E0076 E006C E0067 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ถ๓ ฌ๓ ง๓ ฟ Belgium: Flemish Region (BE-VLG)
<1F3F4 E0062 E0065 E0077 E0061 E006C E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ท๓ ก๓ ฌ๓ ฟ Belgium: Walloon Region (BE-WAL)
<1F3F4 E0062 E0071 E0062 E006F E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ข๓ ฑ๓ ข๓ ฏ๓ ฟ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba: Bonaire (BQ-BO = NL-BQ1)
<1F3F4 E0062 E0071 E0073 E0061 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ข๓ ฑ๓ ณ๓ ก๓ ฟ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba: Saba (BQ-SA = NL-BQ2)
<1F3F4 EE0062 E0071 0073 E0065 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ข๓ ฑ๓ ณ๓ ฅ๓ ฟ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba: Sint Eustatius (BQ-SE = NL-BQ3)
<1F3F4 E0063 E0061 E006E E006C E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ ก๓ ฎ๓ ฌ๓ ฟ Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador (CA-NL)
<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 E0063 E006E E0068 E006B E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ ฎ๓ จ๓ ซ๓ ฟ China: Hong Kong SAR (CN-HK = HK)
<1F3F4 E0063 E006E E006D E006F E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฃ๓ ฎ๓ ญ๓ ฏ๓ ฟ China: Macau SAR (CN-MO = MO)
<1F3F4 E0064 E0065 E0062 E0079 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ค๓ ฅ๓ ข๓ น๓ ฟ Germany: Bavaria (DE-BY) [default]
<1F3F4 FE00 E0064 E0065 E0062 E0079 E007F> ๐Ÿด๏ธ€๓ ค๓ ฅ๓ ข๓ น๓ ฟ Germany: Bavaria (DE-BY) [striped version using VS1]
<1F3F4 FE01 E0064 E0065 E0062 E0079 E007F> ๐Ÿด๏ธ๓ ค๓ ฅ๓ ข๓ น๓ ฟ Germany: Bavaria (DE-BY) [version with lozenges using VS2]
<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 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 E006E E006C E0061 E0077 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฎ๓ ฌ๓ ก๓ ท๓ ฟ Netherlands: Aruba (NL-AW = AW)
<1F3F4 E006E E006C E0062 E0071 E0031 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฎ๓ ฌ๓ ข๓ ฑ๓ €ฑ๓ ฟ Netherlands: Bonaire (NL-BQ1 = BQ-BO)
<1F3F4 E006E E006C E0062 E0071 E0032 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฎ๓ ฌ๓ ข๓ ฑ๓ €ฒ๓ ฟ Netherlands: Saba (NL-BQ2 = BQ-SA)
<1F3F4 E006E E006C E0062 E0071 E0033 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฎ๓ ฌ๓ ข๓ ฑ๓ €ณ๓ ฟ Netherlands: Sint Eustatius (NL-BQ3 = BQ-SE)
<1F3F4 E006E E006C E0066 E0072 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฎ๓ ฌ๓ ฆ๓ ฒ๓ ฟ Netherlands: Friesland (NL-FR)
<1F3F4 E006E E006C E0063 E0077 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฎ๓ ฌ๓ ฃ๓ ท๓ ฟ Netherlands: Curaรงao (NL-CW = CW)
<1F3F4 E006E E006C E0073 E0078 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ฎ๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ธ๓ ฟ Netherlands: Sint Maarten (NL-SX = SX)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0061 E006B E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ก๓ ซ๓ ฟ United States: Alaska (US-AK)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0061 E006C E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ก๓ ฌ๓ ฟ United States: Alabama (US-AL)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0061 E007A E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ก๓ บ๓ ฟ United States: Arizona (US-AZ)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0063 E0061 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ก๓ ฟ United States: California (US-CA)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0063 E006F E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ฏ๓ ฟ United States: Colorado (US-CO)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0064 E0063 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ค๓ ฃ๓ ฟ United States: District of Columbia (US-DC)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0068 E0069 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ จ๓ ฉ๓ ฟ United States: Hawaii (US-HI)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0069 E006E E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ฉ๓ ฎ๓ ฟ United States: Indiana (US-IN)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E006D E0064 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ญ๓ ค๓ ฟ United States: Maryland (US-MD)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E006E E006D E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ฎ๓ ญ๓ ฟ United States: New Mexico (US-NM)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0070 E0072 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ฐ๓ ฒ๓ ฟ United States: Puerto Rico (US-PR = PR)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0073 E0063 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ฟ United States: South Carolina (US-SC)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0074 E006E E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ด๓ ฎ๓ ฟ United States: Tennessee (US-TN)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0074 E0078 E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ด๓ ธ๓ ฟ United States: Texas (US-TX)
<1F3F4 E0075 E0073 E0075 E006D E007F> ๐Ÿด๓ ต๓ ณ๓ ต๓ ญ๓ ฟ United States: United States Minor Outlying Islands (US-UM = UM)

Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) Flag Sequences

Sequence Glyph Description
<1F3F3 FE0F 200D 1F308> ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Rainbow Flag
<1F3F3 FE0F 200D 26A7 FE0F> ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ Transgender 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 2.03 2017-11-11 Added 10 Regional Indicator sequences.
BabelStone Flags 2.04 2017-12-07 Added 1 Regional Indicator sequence and 1 Flag Emoji tag sequence.
BabelStone Flags 2.05 2018-02-10 Added 1 Regional Indicator sequence.
BabelStone Flags 2.06 2018-07-19 Added 2 Regional Indicator sequences.
BabelStone Flags 2.07 2018-09-27 Added 8 Regional Indicator sequences and 3 Flag Emoji tag sequences.
BabelStone Flags 2.08 2019-03-30 Added 9 Flag Emoji tag sequences for the states of Austria.
BabelStone Flags 2.09 2019-07-08 Added 17 Regional Indicator sequences.
BabelStone Flags 3.01 2020-09-23 Added 3 Regional Indicator sequences and 6 Flag Emoji tag sequences for countries and special municipalities of the Netherlands.
BabelStone Flags 3.02 2020-09-24 Added 4 Regional Indicator sequences and 9 Flag Emoji tag sequences for the United States.
BabelStone Flags 4.01 2021-10-14 Changed the black and white fallback glyphs, and all non-flag characters to use a sans serif font style; added colour glyphs for Regional Indicator Symbols, Tags, Variation Selectors, and ZWJ; added colour glyphs for Rainbow, Skull & Crossbones, Waving White Flag, and Waving Black Flag characters. Added flags of Afghanistan, Bahrain, and Qatar.
BabelStone Flags 4.02 2021-10-17 Added flags of Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.
BabelStone Flags 4.03 2021-11-15 Added flags of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Cook Islands, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Cabo Verde, and Christmas Island; also added the Transgender flag.


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