Please provide green skin-color for emojis"
kent.b.karlsson at bahnhof.se
Fri Jul 30 16:38:21 CDT 2021
(This does NOT mean that I support the proposal. And neither image is of me…)
> 30 juli 2021 kl. 21:16 skrev James Kass via Unicode <unicode at corp.unicode.org>:
> On 2021-07-30 3:16 PM, abrahamgross--- via Unicode wrote:
>> The unicode document states “The color of the resulting image may not be exactly the same as the color square.”, so I don't think your worries hold up. Besides, the exact color for any emoji you pick are different between different vendors,
> The Unicode document also shows the skin tone "emoji modifiers". Those modifiers don't use the ZWJ character.
> These five modifiers are based on the six tones of the Fitzpatrick scale for dermatology, which lacks green and other interesting tones. (Type 1, "pale white skin", was combined with Type 2, "white skin".)
> It seems unlikely that the Fitzpatrick scale would ever be expanded to include shades of green.
> As with the color squares, the document states that for these diversity emoji modifiers: "The exact shades may vary between implementations".
> In order to fulfill Hugh Perkins' desire for a green skin tone modifier to be added to Unicode, somebody would have to submit a formal proposal.
> One of the factors the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee uses to assess a proposal for inclusion is the expected usage of proposed characters or sequences. So, who would be using the proposed green skin tone modifier character? Although decomposition and putrefaction often result in a green skin tone, dead men don't text.
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