emojis for mouse buttons?

Shriramana Sharma via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Tue Dec 31 07:56:59 CST 2019

Why are these called "emojis" for mouse buttons rather than just
"characters" for them?

On Tue, 31 Dec, 2019, 18:45 Philippe Verdy via Unicode, <unicode at unicode.org>

> A lot of application need to document their keymap and want to display
> keys.
> For now there are emojis for mouses (several variants: 1, 2 or 3 buttons),
> independently of the button actually pressed.
> However there's no simple emoji to represent the very common mouse click
> buttons used in lot of UI.
> But it would be good to have emojis for the left, center, and right click
> (showing a mouse with the correct button filled in black), instead of
> writing "left click" in plain text.
> Has it been proposed ?
> See for example https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ID/Shortcuts
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