Unicode Consortium Makes Submitting Emoji Proposals Simpler With Redesigned Website

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    In celebration of World Emoji Day today, the Unicode Consortium has announced the launch of a redesigned website aimed at making it easier for anyone to submit a proposal for a new emoji.

    For those unfamiliar with the Unicode Consortium, it is the nonprofit organization that maintains text standards to support the world's written languages across all devices, which includes emoji characters.

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    The updated website makes information about the emoji proposal process more accessible to people along with encouraging public participation in Unicode initiatives.

    Since 2010, the Unicode Standard has covered emoji characters, which has helped standardize the available emojis across all platforms. Emoji encoding and standardization are just one part of the Consortium's text standards work, but the popularity of emoji has garnered a lot of attention for the organization.
    The new site has a more modern design and it offers information on the emoji submission and standardization process.
    The Unicode Consortium's new website is available starting today, and to earn money for future endeavors, the site is allowing people to "adopt" an emoji character, including new Unicode 12 characters like the the sloth, sea otter, waffle, and Saturn.

    Article Link: Unicode Consortium Makes Submitting Emoji Proposals Simpler With Redesigned Website
     
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    I am absolutely not one of those fools who beat the emoji joke to death. But seriously? Are consumers really suffering from too much friction in the emoji development process?
     
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    "We've been working with the Unicode Consortium for several years to open up the emoji proposals process by making it more accessible and understandable," said Jennifer 8. Lee, co-founder of Emojination.

    Am I missing something, or does the co-founder seem to have a number as a middle name???
     
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    It’s “8.” and not “8” which means the 8 is an abbreviation of something longer. Perhaps her full name is Jennifer 8364 Lee?
     
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    That's nice. But two things:
    #1 it's not an image, so it doesn't stand out from text
    #2 it's not multilingual, as it would be for emoji
     

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