meaningful and meaningless FE0E

Mark Davis ☕️ mark at
Sun Jun 29 02:00:21 CDT 2014

These variation selector characters only apply to specific characters,
those listed in

There is a machine-readable version at

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On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 8:47 AM, Andrea Giammarchi <
andrea.giammarchi at> wrote:

> 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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