Unicode

New Event! – Bidirectional Text (Part 1): The Basics of Bidi

Join the webinar on June 25th to learn about handling bidirectional text in browsers and software. Live Q&A with Richard Ishida and Roozbeh Pournader. Register now!

What’s in an emoji? More than you think!

Unicode Emoji Standard and Research Working Group members will dive into their specialty in a webinar scheduled for Tuesday.

New Event — Making your emoji proposal the best it can be!

This unique gathering invites those interested in the emoji proposal process to explore the vibrant world of emojis with leading experts.

Emoji Use May Lead to Intergenerational Miscommunication

What does the “🙂” emoji mean to you? If it’s just a normal, happy-go-lucky smiley face to you — you know, one you might use...

Unicode Jewels: Ogham Alphabet Made Personal

I've just had a super new ring made for me by Irish designer Breda Haugh. It's in sterling silver with a single pink sapphire stone set...

A Cute Irish Accent

Irish accents, dontcha love 'em? In this case I'm talking about Irish language (Gaeilge) orthography, specifically the Irish language equivalent of the acute accent, the fada...

Bridget Jones’s Burkini: Emojis and Digital Diversity

Emojis have been called the world's fastest growing language. Unsurprisingly, how societal diversity is represented by emojis is to the fore. Icons for gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation,...

ICU joins Unicode Consortium. What does that mean?

On 18th May, Unicode Consortium announced that ICU joined the Unicode Consortium. What does that mean? it's not your usual announcement that this or that...

The Advent of Finnish Emojis: Happy Holidays, Headbangers

The Finnish government has released its own set of emojis (絵文字) that capture just what it means to be so Finnish. Reflecting the season that's in it, you...