The management of the encoding process of emoji

William_J_G Overington via Unicode unicode at
Fri Jul 7 10:33:32 CDT 2017

An issue that seems to be coming into prominence is that as a result of the requirement that emoji proposals should not be overly specific, some recent proposals seem to be trying to emphasise that they are not overly specific by suggesting that the particular emoji proposed could mean various things.

This seems to present increasing ambiguity of meaning.

Now, the overly in overly specific is rather subjective in its interpretation.

Yet is the pendulum swinging too far the other way perhaps?

Some readers may already know of the following video from the Unicode 39 Conference in 2015.

William Overington

Friday 7 July 2017

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