Updated emoji working draft

William_J_G Overington wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com
Sat Apr 12 03:45:09 CDT 2014

I found this rather fine example of some "do not" signs in use in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It is zoomed-in, so one needs to zoom-out, three times, in order to be able to move around in the simulation.


Are such symbols emoji?

In the future, perhaps there will be a colour font useful for making such signs.

William Overington

12 April 2014

From: Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr>
To: William_J_G Overington <wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com> 
Cc: Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com>; Unicode Public <unicode at unicode.org> 
Sent: Saturday, 12 April 2014, 9:30
Subject: Re: Updated emoji working draft

Clearly not a glyph but a free logographic composition with icons.
Such composition pattern is in fact very common, not exclusive to this place, and the various sub-icons will change in all aspects: number of objects, placement, color, relatve sizes, and drawing styles (photos may be used as well).

The types of restricted objects here are just foods and drinks (including cans), but there are other items commonly found:
smoking cigarettes, pets dogs (except those specifically trained and equipped for guiding blind/handicaped people, as stated by law in some countries), umbrellas, shoes (near pools), trousers/shorts (only trunks allowed in pools), rollers, skis, radios/audio devices, mobile phones, fire (in natural areas), person shouting (keep silent), children...

2014-04-12 9:15 GMT+02:00 William_J_G Overington <wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com>:

A multi-colour "multi-do-not" glyph displayed in Venice.
>Please zoom in 3 times and go full screen.
>William Overington
>12 April 2014

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