Petition to ban Google from designing emoji
Gabriel von Dehn via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Thu May 18 09:16:31 CDT 2017
the Unicode Consortium does not and cannot “ban” vendors from designing emojis the way they wish. Unicode merely gives recommendations on how the characters should be displayed. Think of the different designs on different platforms like different fonts you can use (because that is actually what they are): They all look slightly different and no one would hold a petition for the design of characters in a font to change.
As for the gendered Emojis, those are in the Unicode specification now: http://emojipedia.org/emoji-4.0/ <http://emojipedia.org/emoji-4.0/>
If you do not like the upcoming Emoji design from Google (or anything about the upcoming version of Android), you can report to Google directly, but posting on this List won’t help.
> On 18 May 2017, at 14:40, zelpa via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> http://blog.emojipedia.org/rip-blobs-google-redesigns-emojis/ <http://blog.emojipedia.org/rip-blobs-google-redesigns-emojis/>
> Is this some kind of joke? Have Google put ANY thought into their emoji design? First they bastardise the cute blob emoji, then they make their emoji gendered, now they've literally just copied Apple's emoji. It's sickening. Disgusting. I propose we hold a petition for the Unicode Consortium to ban Google from designing emoji in the future, and make them revert back to the Android 5 designs. Everyone in favour of this please leave a response, anybody not in favour please rethink your opinion.
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