Failure on Japanese dolls emoji
olopierpa at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 16:59:33 CST 2016
On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 8:42 PM, Ryusei Yamaguchi <mandel59 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, Unicode
> 3rd March is hina-matsuri (雛祭り; Doll's Day) in Japan, and there is an emoji for it: Japanese Dolls. I wrote an article on failures of that emoji: http://mandel59.hateblo.jp/entry/2016/03/04/041437
> Some vendors ship Japanese Dolls emoji that don't seem to be hina-matsuri dolls. I wish difficulty of implementation of culture-dependent emoji be given wider publicity by this post.
But, the name of the emoji is "JAPANESE DOLLS", not hina-matsuri, so
you are expecting a particular visual, which is not promised anywhere.
Is a bit like if I complained that some "MOUNTAIN" emojis are wrong
because they don't look like Monte Bianco.
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