meaningful and meaningless FE0E

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Sun Jun 29 01:47:11 CDT 2014

ok, here the simplified version of my question:

would U+1F21A followed by U+FE0E be represented differently from what U+1F21A
is normally?

is such sequence even a real concern or intent specified anywhere? (no,
can't find it, asking just confirmation)

Thanks a lot for any outcome!

Best Regards

On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 10:33 AM, Andrea Giammarchi <
andrea.giammarchi at> wrote:

> Dear all,
>   this is my first email in this channel so apologies in advance if
> already discussed.
> I am trying to understand the expected behavior when there an "unexpected
> VS15" after emoji that have not been defined, accordingly with this file
>, as VS15 sensitive.
> My take on FE0E is that all emoji that are sensible to this variant, have
> an "emojified" counter part that should be used when followed by FE0F and
> vice-versa a textual part when followed by FE0E, but all other emoji should
> not consider such variant at all since there's no textual counter part to
> represent, let's say, a 1F21A pile-of-poo
> "\ud83d\udca9\ufe0e"
> Can anyone please confirm my expectations are correct so that above
> sequence in both Java or JavaScript will show the POP emoji regardless,
> followed by FE0E variant that will be simply ignored and actually no
> device/OS/render/viewer/browser would ever create such sequence so it's
> actually a non problem, this one I am trying to solve?
> Thanks in advance and Best Regards
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