Enclosing BANKNOTE emoji?

Leo Broukhis leob at mailcom.com
Tue Mar 1 12:10:53 CST 2016

I have a less disruptive proposal than to encode an unprecedented combining
How about adding variation sequences <currency sign> + U+FE0F VS16 to
signify BANKNOTE with <currency sign> ?


On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1:38 AM, "Jörg Knappen" <jknappen at web.de> wrote:

> For the pound emoji, throw in ~90M Egyptians.
> --Jörg Knappen
> *Gesendet:* Dienstag, 09. Februar 2016 um 23:46 Uhr
> *Von:* "Leo Broukhis" <leob at mailcom.com>
> *An:* "Mark Davis ☕️" <mark at macchiato.com>
> *Cc:* "unicode Unicode Discussion" <unicode at unicode.org>
> *Betreff:* Re: Enclosing BANKNOTE emoji?
> The emojiexpress.com site is useful to check which new emoji or
> combinations people actually use, but the stats are likely skewed by only
> measuring input from one platform.
> Another way to look at the emojitracker.com stats:
> 339M people in the Eurozone : 389K uses of Euro emoji
> 126M people in Japan : 354K uses of Yen emoji
> 140M people in UK + Turkey (likely users of the Pound emoji as a stand-in
> for Lira) : 515K uses of pound emoji
> The total is 605M people : 1258K uses of non-dollar emoji
> Assuming the same average frequency of use, 2933K uses of the dollar emoji
> would be produced by 1411M people, out of which us + canada + mexico +
> australia   (500M) + other countries using $ as (part of) the sign for
> their currency are way less than a half. This means that substantially more
> than 500M people are using the dollar emoji by default, instead of emoji of
> their national currencies. Assuming a lesser frequency of use will result
> in a greater estimate of the affected population.
> Leo
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 8:51 AM, Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com> wrote:
>> Look at http://www.emojixpress.com/stats/. The stats are different,
>> since they collect data from keyboards not twitter posts, but they have a
>> nice button to view only the news emoji.
>> (The numbers on the new ones will be smaller, just because it takes time
>> for systems to support them, and people to start using them. However, they
>> bear out my predication that the most popular would be the eyes-rolling
>> face).
>> Mark
>> On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:19 PM, Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom.com> wrote:
>>> A caveat about using emojitracker.com : it doesn't count newer emoji
>>> yet (e.g. U+1F37E bottle with popping cork is absent), thus, when they are
>>> added, their counts will be skewed.
>>> Leo
>>> On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 2:00 AM, Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom.com> wrote:
>>>> Thank you for the links, quite mesmerizing!
>>>> On emojitracker.com (cumulative counts, but only on twitter, AFAICS),
>>>> U+1F4B5 ($) had quite a respectable count of 2932622 (well above the middle
>>>> of the page, around 70%ile), U+1F4B7 (pound) had 514536 (around 30%ile),
>>>> and U+1F4B4 and U+1F4B6 had around 353K and 388K resp. (around 20%ile, but
>>>> 10x more than the lowest counts, and about the same frequency as various
>>>> individual clock faces).
>>>> It is quite evident that the dollar banknote emoji serves as a stand-in
>>>> for at least half a dozen of various currencies.
>>>> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:25 PM, Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> I would suggest that you first gather statistics and present
>>>>> statistics on how often the current combinations are used compared to other
>>>>> emoji, eg by consulting sources such as:
>>>>> http://www.emojixpress.com/stats/
>>>>> or
>>>>> http://emojitracker.com/
>>>>> Mark
>>>>> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 8:34 PM, Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> There are
>>>>>> �� U+01F4B4 Banknote With Yen Sign
>>>>>> �� U+01F4B5 Banknote With Dollar Sign
>>>>>> �� U+01F4B6 Banknote With Euro Sign
>>>>>> �� U+01F4B7 Banknote With Pound Sign
>>>>>> This is clearly an incomplete set. It makes sense to have a generic
>>>>>> "enclosing banknote" emoji character which, when combined with a
>>>>>> currency sign, would produce the corresponding banknote, to forestall
>>>>>> requests for individual emoji for banknotes with remaining currency
>>>>>> signs.
>>>>>> Leo
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