Process of transforming existing glyphs to emojis via variants

Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Sep 23 15:21:01 CDT 2022

Adib Behjat wrote:

>>> I have a question with regards to transformation of existing glyphs
>>> into emojis. At the moment, there's no documentation present with
>>> regards to this process, and the only available example is Michel
>>> Suignard proposal for including Webdings and Wingdings into emoji
>>> set:
>> That proposal was about adding the Wingdings and Webdings characters
>> into Unicode, as characters, and had nothing to do with giving them
>> emoji properties.
> Michael’s proposal was listed as part of Emoji Proposals based on the
> following page:, found in this
> link
> I think the link I shared is the updated proposal (2011-02-15 vs.
> 2011-09-23, respectively).

I might be mistaken. Can you point me to the section of the proposal you linked, or any of Michel Suignard's proposals on Wingdings and Webdings, that talks about "transformation of existing [Unicode] glyphs into emojis"?

Doug Ewell, CC, ALB | Lakewood, CO, US |

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