Olympic sports emoji

Garth Wallace gwalla at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 15:22:01 CDT 2015

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:55 PM, Garth Wallace <gwalla at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
>> Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom dot com> wrote:
>>> Fonts vary and can be copyrighted, no doubt, but Unicode is not about
>>> fonts.
>> I was going to bust out the Apple logo as an analogy to the Olympic
>> symbols, but apparently the Apple logo is trademarked and not merely
>> copyrighted, so never mind.
>> In any case, if this is just a character/glyph thing, then there
>> shouldn't be a problem using either the existing emoji or the ones
>> proposed in L2/15-196R for Olympic sports, since the glyphs can simply
>> be styled as needed.
> Would this be considered within the normal range of glyphic variation?
> Would an icon of two pugilists fighting be an acceptable rendering of
> a BOXING GLOVE emoji?
> BTW, speaking as a martial artist myself, I have to say an empty dogi
> is an odd representation for martial arts, even specifically Japanese
> ones. The proposal says that it could be used for judo, karate, and
> tae kwon do; it at least matches the first two (they are distinct, but
> not in a way that would , and practice uniforms for TKD are similar,
> but competitive TKD under WTF rules (including Olympic competition)
> uses several pieces of protective equipment (helmet, gloves, chest
> guard) with colored padding over the dobok.

Also, has anyone else noticed that the proposed WRESTLING emoji
doesn't depict competitive wrestling? It's a pair of shirtless men in
baggy pants standing straight up, with one apparently grabbing the
other by the ponytail and hitting his face.

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