Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final
Mark Davis ☕️
mark at macchiato.com
Tue Mar 28 05:32:55 CDT 2017
On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Joan Montané <joan at montane.cat> wrote:
> 1st one: point 4 (Unicode subdivision codes listed in emoji Unicode site)
> arises something like chicken-egg problem. Vendors don't easily add new
> subdivision-flags (because they aren't recommended), and Unicode doesn't
> recommend new subdivision flags (because they aren't supported by vendors).
That isn't really the case. In particular, vendors can propose adding
additional subdivisions to the recommended list. The UTC Considerations
come into play in assessing those proposals. So it is certainly possible
for there to be (say) a flag of Texas or Catalonia appearing in an Emoji
6.0 release this year. Similarly, Microsoft could propose adding the ninja
cat ZWJ sequences.
> 2n one: What about "Adopt a Character" (AKA "Adopt an emoji"). Will be
> valid, but not recommended, Unicode subdivisions codes eligible? For
> instances, say, could someone adopt California, Texas, Pomerania, or
> Catalonia flags?
We only support the recommended list for adoptions.
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