QID emoji (from Re: The encoding of flags)

James Kass jameskass at code2001.com
Thu Oct 7 15:16:32 CDT 2021

On 2021-10-07 9:48 AM, William_J_G Overington via Unicode wrote:
> James Kass wrote:
>> QID Emoji fonts are possible with existing technology ...
> Yes.
>> ... and don't require any action/approval by Unicode.
> Well, is that correct? ...

Unicode hasn't approved QID Emoji and approval appears unlikely, yet it 

With limited exceptions, Unicode doesn't standardize strings. Unicode 
only standardizes the characters of which those strings are composed.  
Anybody can use any Unicode string as a pointer into anyone's database 
without seeking Unicode's permission.

What this means is that a vendor like Apple or Google could set up to 
provide users with a plethora of new emoji glyphs/images using the 
blueprint offered in the QID Emoji proposal.  And Unicode wouldn't need 
to take any action or make any approval of it.  And if the major vendors 
lacked interest, third-partiers could step up to the plate.  If there 
was sufficient user demand for it.

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