Emoji end goal

Oren Watson oren.watson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 16:40:16 CDT 2016

I think ultimately there isn't an end goal. Unlike most of the other
languages/scripts that unicode supports, emoji is currently in a state of
rapid, decentralized, and asynchronous evolution and development, with
various companies and communities contributing new ideas every year. It
doesn't have an end goal because it isn't a project with a single entity or
leader who defines its direction, as for example Esperanto was.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 6:58 AM, zelpa <zelpahd at gmail.com> wrote:

> So what exactly is the end goal for emoji? First we had the fitzpatrick
> skin modifiers, now there's the proposal for gendered emoji sequences using
> ZWJ. There was even the proposal for the hair colour modifier in TR 53. So
> what is the true end goal? Will we one day be able to display our Fallout 4
> character with a single emoji and 60 modifiers? And honestly, who is asking
> for these additions? Does anybody WANT a hair colour modifier? Seems to me
> like the consortium might just be pandering to a few silly requests (by
> people who have no actual idea what unicode is) to get media attention.
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