[UTR#51-8] 1.4.3 Emoji Variation Sequences: Female/Venus and Male/Mars Signs

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Sat Aug 27 02:38:24 CDT 2016

Garth Wallace <gwalla at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 4:07 AM, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper at crissov.de> wrote:
>> I just learned that recent Samsung phones already contain emoji representations for many of these symbols.
>> <https://twitter.com/Emojipedia/status/769125703866585088>
> Samsung's emoji support is idiosyncratic, to say the least.

That may be so, but it is an example of a major vendor extending emoji rendering beyond code points which have Emoji=Yes.

> It's especially baffling because the "emoji" versions are still black and white, just with a gradient applied to make them look shiny.

It’s not perfect, for sure, but they probably work better with other emojis this way.

> WHITE CIRCLE WITH TWO DOTS is emoji on Samsung…why?

Electric socket or Go piece?

> The chess symbols get turned into emoji, breaking figurine notation.

That’s why there are (or shall be) VS15/16 and higher-level controls like the ones proposed for CSS <https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/352>.

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