The Unicode Consortium is soliciting feedback on the text and data changes in the proposed update UTS #51 Unicode Emoji. This specification is now synchronized with Unicode Version 11.0, and slated for release at the same time, in early June. Feedback is due by April 23 — this is the last chance to provide feedback on any changes and any open review issues.
The recent changes modify the definition of emoji combining sequences, add a section describing the emoji property stability (including under operations like lowercasing) and a section providing EBNF and Regex expressions for loose matches on emoji in running text, and some clarifications of gender neutral characters.
Note: the emoji characters and properties for Version 11.0 have already been finalized, so this last call is just for the text of the specification, not the emoji characters or properties.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Last call on UTS #51 Unicode Emoji
Posted by Unicode, Inc. at 1:41 PM