Re: Manatee emoji?

From: Ken Whistler <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:39:49 -0800


On 11/23/2016 7:15 AM, James Kass wrote:
> How many signatures on a petition would be needed before
> Unicode would consider adding a non-existent character to the
> repertoire?

I would say somewhat more than zero (which could hardly be considered a
petition) and less than 7,466,363,069 (current estimate of the world

BTW, from the selection factors page:

"Petitions are only considered as possible indications of potential
frequency of usage, among the other selection factors."

BTW, U+1F984 UNICORN FACE was a "non-existent character" for a
non-existent animal before it made the selection review cut and was
actually encoded as a new emoji. That doesn't mean, a priori, that it
was a bad choice to encode. Nor did the existence or non-existence of a
petition to encode this particular non-existent animal as an emoji
character make much difference, anyway.

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