Hey, Unicode is adding old Commodore/Apple glyphs!
Legacy glyphs are also ATASCII compatible as far as I can see. Here's the full list of glyph additions (as PDF)
The new Creative Commons symbols are pretty cool too, but I would particularly highlight the addition of the Transgender Flag as an event of the utmost social importance.
For the time being the Transgender Flag emoji will be encoded as a sequence of three Unicode character: White Flag + Male with Stroke Sign + Female Sign.
(U+2690) + (U+26A6) + (U+2640)
@clacke So it's possible Emojipedia arrive to some consensus with Facebook and Twitter, and they may lose the vote in the Unicode Consortium, but some emojis may become a de facto standard anyway through popular use on social media, even if they're not part of an official Unicode standard.
It's enough that a few billion people use them and recognise them as useful.
Namely Facebook and Whatsapp.
That page on Emojipedia is a bit cryptic because it does name Facebook, Twitter, and Whatsapp, adopting the Transgender Flag emoji. But later they very specifically state that it will be part of Emoji 13.0, which is not the same thing as Unicode 13.0.
I interpret this as some sort of rough social media consensus that Emojipedia are going to push regardless of what happens in the Unicode Consortium.
I did dig in all the Unicode 13.0 documents and it's not there.
Just like all other flags technically aren't there, only the white flag and black flag are part of Unicode if I remember correctly.
This may be of help
@clacke UPDATE: The only flags available in the *Unicode* standard are:
⚐ U+2690 White Flag
⚑ U+2691 Black Flag
⛿ U+26FF White Flag with Horizontal Middle Black Stripe
🏁 U+1F3C1 Chequered Flag
🏳 U+1F3F3 Waving White Flag
🏴 U+1F3F4 Waving Black Flag
The Transgender Flag could have been more easily encoded as White Flag (U+2690) + Male And Female Sign (U+26A5)
But Emojipedia do as they please.
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