About standardized variants of characters in Dingbat block

Yifán Wáng 747.neutron at gmail.com
Sun Dec 25 23:40:32 CST 2016

Wow, thank you.

I was amazed to know how those symbols slipped in the gap so perfectly as
if they were there from the beginning. I looked back at Unicode 2.0 chart
and there was only reserved blank after Zapf Dingbats got unified with
Wingdings symbols.

2016-12-26 4:29 GMT+09:00 Markus Scherer <markus.icu at gmail.com>:

> On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 8:33 AM, Yifán Wáng <747.neutron at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm curious about the reason why U+270C VICTORY HAND ✌ has
>> standardized text and emoji styles defined but not with U+270A RAISED
>> FIST ✊ and U+270B RAISED HAND ✋.
>> http://www.unicode.org/Public/9.0.0/ucd/StandardizedVariants.txt
>> I personally can't think of their usage disparity, so what is the
>> rationale behind it?
> As far as I remember, the victory hand is an original Dingbat symbol and
> got also unified with an emoji from the Japanese carrier sets. The
> variation selectors let you pick Dingbat style vs. emoji style.
> The other two were not Dingbats but only came from the Japanese carrier
> sets, for playing rock-paper-scissors.
> http://unicode.org/cldr/utility/list-unicodeset.jsp?a=
> %5B%5Cu2700-%5Cu270f%5D&g=age&i=
> markus
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