Vendor-assigned emoji (was: Encoding italic)

James Kass via Unicode unicode at
Mon Feb 11 23:53:03 CST 2019

On 2019-01-24 Andrew West wrote,

 > The ESC and UTC do an appallingly bad job at regulating emoji, and I
 > would like to see the Emoji Subcommittee disbanded, and decisions on
 > new emoji taken away from the UTC, and handed over to a consortium or
 > committee of vendors who would be given a dedicated vendor-use emoji
 > plane to play with (kinda like a PUA plane with pre-assigned
 > characters with algorithmic names [VENDOR-ASSIGNED EMOJI XXXXX] which
 > the vendors can then associate with glyphs as they see fit; and as
 > emoji seem to evolve over time they would be free to modify and
 > reassign glyphs as they like because the Unicode Standard would not
 > define the meaning or glyph for any characters in this plane).

Nobody disagreed and I think it’s a splendid suggestion.  If anyone is 
discussing drafting a proposal to accomplish this, please include me in 
the “cc”.

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