QID emoji (from Re: The encoding of flags)

Rebecca Bettencourt beckiergb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 17:27:03 CDT 2021

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 1:20 PM James Kass via Unicode <
unicode at corp.unicode.org> wrote:

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

To a certain extent. For example, it works in Firefox, but not Chrome.
Ironic given Mozilla's strong opposition to the proposal.

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But even if it works insofar as it displays the right glyph, I've seen some
applications behave suboptimally when you go to select it, allowing the
selection of individual tag characters, either as equal-width vertical
slices of the glyph or a bunch of zero-width characters following it.

Having it work properly everywhere would only happen if Unicode approved it
or a third party with the clout of Apple or Google implemented it. And...

If there was sufficient user demand for it.
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