Unicode Digest, Vol 70, Issue 17

Ben Morphett via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Tue Oct 22 21:31:09 CDT 2019

It totally depends on the editor.  In Notepad++, when I backspace over "Man Teacher: Dark Skin Tone", I get "Man Teacher: Dark Skin Tone" => ""Man: Dark Skin Tone" => gone.

In the Outlook e-mail editor, I get 


Ben Morphett

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Wordingham via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 6:37 PM
To: unicode at unicode.org
Subject: Re: Coding for Emoji: how to modify programs to work with emoji

On Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:21:03 +0200
Mark Davis ☕️ via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:

> FYI, here is my presentation from the IUC43: http://bit.ly/iuc43davis

When it comes to the second sentence of the text of Slide 7 'Grapheme Clusters', my overwhelming reaction is one of extreme anger.  Slide 8 does nothing to lessen the offence.  The problem is that it gives the impression that in general it is acceptable for backspace to delete the whole grapheme cluster.


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