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How to copy and paste the Flag of South Africa Emoji to any device.
- Copy the South African Flag Emoji
Go to flagemoji.com and press the copy button (above). This works on any device.
- Paste the Emoji
Go to your email/iMessage/SMS texting service/document and paste the emoji.
For mobile devices
— double-tap or tap-hold, then paste should appear. Tap it.
For desktop and laptops on Apple devices
— command-P / ⌘-P
For desktop and laptops on Windows devices
Flag emojis are unicode symbols, like any other letter or number on your keyboard. This means you can copy and paste the emoji itself into your code, whatever the language (click the button above).
They actually count as two characters: the two-letter country code (the ISO international standard). The unicode and shortcode both represent country data which devices can interpret and display the emoji.
Emoji shortcodes are used on some platforms as a way for users to type in emojis from the keyboard. If you type the emoji shortcode on Github or Slack, the emoji will appear.
*The official name of the emoji is only the country name, not ‘South Africa Flag’, for example.
The flag of South Africa is composed of two equal width horizontal bands of red (top) and blue, separated by a central green band that splits into a horizontal Y, the arms of which end at the corners of the hoist side. The Y embraces a black isosceles triangle from which the arms are separated by narrow yellow bands. The red and blue bands are separated from the green band and its arms by narrow white stripes. The flag colors do not have any official symbolism, but the Y stands for the “convergence of diverse elements within South African society, taking the road ahead in unity”. Black, yellow, and green are found on the flag of the African National Congress, while red, white, and blue are the colors in the flags of the Netherlands and the UK—whose settlers ruled South Africa during the colonial era.
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|Title||National Anthem of South Africa|
|Composer||Enoch Sontonga and Cornelius Jacob Langenhoven / Marthinus Lourens de Villiers|
South Africa gained independence on May 31, 1910.
The Y stands for the “convergence of diverse elements within South African society, taking the road ahead in unity”.
South Africa’s flag was adopted on April 27, 1994.
South Africa is governed by a parliamentary republic.
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