Re: Failure on Japanese dolls emoji

From: Pierpaolo Bernardi <>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:59:33 +0100

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 8:42 PM, Ryusei Yamaguchi <> wrote:
> Hello, Unicode
> 3rd March is hina-matsuri (雛祭り; Doll's Day) in Japan, and there is an emoji for it: Japanese Dolls. I wrote an article on failures of that emoji:
> Some vendors ship Japanese Dolls emoji that don't seem to be hina-matsuri dolls. I wish difficulty of implementation of culture-dependent emoji be given wider publicity by this post.

But, the name of the emoji is "JAPANESE DOLLS", not hina-matsuri, so
you are expecting a particular visual, which is not promised anywhere.

Is a bit like if I complained that some "MOUNTAIN" emojis are wrong
because they don't look like Monte Bianco.

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