Re: [UTR#51-8] 1.4.3 Emoji Variation Sequences: Female/Venus and Male/Mars Signs

From: Christoph Päper <>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 07:08:39 +0200
Philippe Verdy <>:
2016-08-25 16:52 GMT+02:00 Christoph Päper <>:

I’ll assure you that a feminism/LGBT shitstorm will be heading for UTC and vendors if binary gender became mandatory for profession emojis. You should not approve Google’s and Apple’s ZWJ sequences without a neutral option.

In my opinion such sequence is not even needed. Unless sequences are annotated with a gender, or skin color or similar extension, they are neutral and may be represented using any available option (…).

L2/16-­181, ­182 and 221 not only propose <profession figure emoji>+ZWJ+<gender symbol> sequences (e.g. 👷‍♀️ and 💁‍♂️), but also <gendered adult figure emoji>+ZWJ+<profession symbol emoji> sequences (e.g. 👩‍✈️ and 👨‍🚒). The former could work without an explicit neutral/ambiguous/androgynous option, the latter cannot.Received on Sat Sep 03 2016 - 00:09:19 CDT

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