Failure on Japanese dolls emoji
mandel59 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 21:12:15 CST 2016
Thank you, Alolita :)
On 2016/03/04 10:14, Alolita Sharma wrote:
> Hi Ryusei,
> I provided your useful feedback to the Emoji design team at Twitter and
> they will update the twemoji for Japanese dolls.
> Thanks for providing excellent examples in your post.
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 4:57 PM, Ryusei Yamaguchi <mandel59 at gmail.com
> <mailto:mandel59 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 2016/03/04 7:59, Pierpaolo Bernardi wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 8:42 PM, Ryusei Yamaguchi<mandel59 at gmail.com> <mailto: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.
> JAPANESE DOLLS in Unicode is collected from the character sets of
> KDDI and SoftBank, Japanese telecom companies, and the emoji is
> named as 雛祭り or ひな祭り (both are hina-matsuri) in these specs.
> Here is a capture of Chart with FPDAM8 data and glyphs
> And the NamesList.txt of Unicode Character Database gives the
> description: Japanese Hinamatsuri or girls' doll festival. Aren't
> they the authorities to let the emoji look like hina-matsuri?
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