Re: Enclosing BANKNOTE emoji?

From: Leo Broukhis <>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 08:34:40 -0800

Per se, the level of use is quite respectable. On emojitracker (not yet
updated with newer emoji), :dollar: is at #330/845, and the lowest of the
group, :yen:, is #688. My calculations based on the usage count and
population of the countries using corresponding signs shows that :dollar:
is way out of proportion, which means that it is used by default quite a
Speaking of "enclosing banknote" vs variation selector, the shorthands
(:dollar:, :yen:, etc.) suggest that Twitter treats the banknote emoji as
emoji-style of the currency signs, and a new character would be superfluous.


On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 7:49 AM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:

> On February 8, Leo Broukhis wrote:
> > This is clearly an incomplete set. It makes sense to have a generic
> > "enclosing banknote" emoji character which, when combined with a
> > currency sign, would produce the corresponding banknote, to forestall
> > requests for individual emoji for banknotes with remaining currency
> > signs.
> I'm not wildly opposed to these -- maybe more so to the more recent idea
> of variation selectors to transform currency symbols into emoji -- but I
> wonder if there is really a demand for such images, especially at the
> small size normally associated with emoji, or if this is simply
> speculation. At least in principle, "expected usage level" is supposed
> to be one factor that speaks for or against encoding.
> --
> Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸
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