Re: Failure on Japanese dolls emoji

From: Alolita Sharma <>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 17:14:18 -0800

Hi Ryusei,

I provided your useful feedback to the Emoji design team at Twitter and
they will update the twemoji for Japanese dolls.
Thanks for providing excellent examples in your post.


On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 4:57 PM, Ryusei Yamaguchi <> wrote:

> On 2016/03/04 7:59, Pierpaolo Bernardi wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers
> JAPANESE DOLLS in Unicode is collected from the character sets of KDDI and
> SoftBank, Japanese telecom companies, and the emoji is named as 雛祭り or ひな祭り
> (both are hina-matsuri) in these specs. Here is a capture of Chart with
> FPDAM8 data and glyphs
> <>
> via <>
> And the NamesList.txt of Unicode Character Database gives the description:
> Japanese Hinamatsuri or girls' doll festival. Aren't they the authorities
> to let the emoji look like hina-matsuri?
> Ryusei

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