Olympic sports emoji

Leo Broukhis leob at mailcom.com
Mon Jul 27 15:40:04 CDT 2015

Fonts vary and can be copyrighted, no doubt, but Unicode is not about fonts.


On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> Garth Wallace <gwalla at gmail dot com> wrote:
>> I read this proposal [L2/15-196R] and was a little confused. Why
>> aren't they proposing the actual sports pictograms that are in use for
>> international events like the Olympics? Those are generally stylized
>> human figures shown engaging in sports, but the suggested symbols in
>> this proposal seem to mostly be pictures of sports equipment. It seems
>> like reinventing the wheel. Are the Olympic-style pictograms not felt
>> to be sufficiently emoji-like?
> The official Summer Olympics pictograms change each time the Games are
> held:
> http://www.olympic.org/Assets/OSC%20Section/pdf/QR_sports_pictograms_of_the_olympic_summer_games_1964_2016.pdf
> Although the symbols introduced for the 1972 Munich Games were
> particularly influential and are often thought to be canonical, these
> symbols have been styled quite differently since 1992.
> Additionally, the images are copyrighted, for the most part by the
> International Olympic Committee (see page 2 of the PDF document).
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> Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO ����

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