Enclosing BANKNOTE emoji?

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Wed Feb 10 00:26:31 CST 2016

I wish emojitracker had an option to see cumulative stats spanning only the last (say) 7 days, rather than (I assume) all time. This would be more representative of current usage, fixing the problem of recent introductions. Also, comparing the recent and long-term stats would highlight shifting trends.


From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at unicode.org] On Behalf Of Leo Broukhis
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:47 PM
To: Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com>
Cc: unicode Unicode Discussion <unicode at unicode.org>
Subject: Re: Enclosing BANKNOTE emoji?

The emojiexpress.com<http://emojiexpress.com> site is useful to check which new emoji or combinations people actually use, but the stats are likely skewed by only measuring input from one platform.
Another way to look at the emojitracker.com<http://emojitracker.com> stats:
339M people in the Eurozone : 389K uses of Euro emoji
126M people in Japan : 354K uses of Yen emoji
140M people in UK + Turkey (likely users of the Pound emoji as a stand-in for Lira) : 515K uses of pound emoji
The total is 605M people : 1258K uses of non-dollar emoji
Assuming the same average frequency of use, 2933K uses of the dollar emoji would be produced by 1411M people, out of which us + canada + mexico + australia   (500M) + other countries using $ as (part of) the sign for their currency are way less than a half. This means that substantially more than 500M people are using the dollar emoji by default, instead of emoji of their national currencies. Assuming a lesser frequency of use will result in a greater estimate of the affected population.

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 8:51 AM, Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com<mailto:mark at macchiato.com>> wrote:
Look at http://www.emojixpress.com/stats/. The stats are different, since they collect data from keyboards not twitter posts, but they have a nice button to view only the news emoji.

(The numbers on the new ones will be smaller, just because it takes time for systems to support them, and people to start using them. However, they bear out my predication that the most popular would be the eyes-rolling face).


On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:19 PM, Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom.com<mailto:leob at mailcom.com>> wrote:
A caveat about using emojitracker.com<http://emojitracker.com> : it doesn't count newer emoji yet (e.g. U+1F37E bottle with popping cork is absent), thus, when they are added, their counts will be skewed.

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 2:00 AM, Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom.com<mailto:leob at mailcom.com>> wrote:
Thank you for the links, quite mesmerizing!

On emojitracker.com<http://emojitracker.com> (cumulative counts, but only on twitter, AFAICS), U+1F4B5 ($) had quite a respectable count of 2932622 (well above the middle of the page, around 70%ile), U+1F4B7 (pound) had 514536 (around 30%ile), and U+1F4B4 and U+1F4B6 had around 353K and 388K resp. (around 20%ile, but 10x more than the lowest counts, and about the same frequency as various individual clock faces).
It is quite evident that the dollar banknote emoji serves as a stand-in for at least half a dozen of various currencies.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:25 PM, Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com<mailto:mark at macchiato.com>> wrote:
I would suggest that you first gather statistics and present statistics on how often the current combinations are used compared to other emoji, eg by consulting sources such as:



On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 8:34 PM, Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom.com<mailto:leob at mailcom.com>> wrote:
There are

�� U+01F4B4 Banknote With Yen Sign
�� U+01F4B5 Banknote With Dollar Sign
�� U+01F4B6 Banknote With Euro Sign
�� U+01F4B7 Banknote With Pound Sign

This is clearly an incomplete set. It makes sense to have a generic
"enclosing banknote" emoji character which, when combined with a
currency sign, would produce the corresponding banknote, to forestall
requests for individual emoji for banknotes with remaining currency


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