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