Friday, November 22, 2019

Unicode solicits feedback on open emoji definition: QID Emoji

dinosaur The QID Emoji Tag Sequences (or QID emoji, for short) have been proposed to further open up the process of defining new  emoji.

The proposal is intended to provide a well-defined mechanism for implementations to support additional valid emoji that are not representable by Unicode characters or standard emoji sequences. This proposed new mechanism would allow for the interchange of emoji whose meaning is discoverable, and which should be correctly parsed by all conformant implementations (although only displayed by implementations that support it). The meaning of each of these valid emoji would be established by reference to a Wikidata QID.

The Unicode Consortium would appreciate feedback on this proposal.

Over 136,000 characters are available for adoption, to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages.