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L2/17-244REmoji Faces Proposal for Unicode v11To:From:Updated:Version:Also see:UTCTayfun Karadeniz ([email protected]), and the Emoji subcommittee8 01 20174 r1L2/17 245 Emoji Faces Proposal for Unicode v11 Supporting DataIntroductionThe Emoji subcommittee (ESC) has received a number of proposals for Emoji faces. Theseproposals along with a list of over 400 popular Emoji faces from Facebook, Skype, EmojiXpress,Emojipedia, WeChat and QQ were reviewed and Emoji faces similar or equivalent to encodedUnicode Emoji characters were removed. The remaining Emoji faces were assessed based onusage and request data provided by various vendors and proposals.Please note that the ESC will produce a separate summary document containing all final Emojisrecommended for encoding. Not all Emoji faces proposed for encoding in this proposal may beincluded in this final selection.Emoji Faces Proposed for EncodingBased on the data mentioned above and presented later in this proposal, the ESC is proposing11 Emoji faces for encoding and 1 Emoji face to be added as a ZWJ sequence.Table 1a. “Emoji Faces Proposed for Encoding” (next page) shows the Emoji faces proposed forencoding. Table 1b. “Emoji Face Proposed as ZWJ Sequence” (next page) shows the Emojiface proposed to be added as a ZWJ sequence.Aside from the data provided here and considering the fact that Emoji Faces are the mostpopular Emojis in general (see emojitracker.com / emojistats.org) we expect these Emoji facesto be very popular.1

Table 1a. “Emoji Faces Proposed for Encoding”Proposed Unicode NameGlyph SampleKeywordsReasons for Inclusion#1 FacebookSMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES AND in love, loved, #1 Skype#1 EmojiRequestTHREE HEARTSlovely#1 EmojiStats12SMILING FACE WITH CAPEheroine, hero#2 EmojiRequest#3 EmojiStats3SERIOUS FACE WITH EYE MASK ANDCAPEvillain, bandit#16 Skype#97 EmojiRequest#23 EmojiStats4FACE WITH SMILING EYES AND PARTYHORN AND PARTY HATparty, fun#5 Skype#7 EmojiRequest#5 EmojiStatsEmojipedia 2017 Top Request5FACE WITH UNEVEN EYES AND WAVYMOUTHinebriated#23 Facebook#54 EmojiRequest#9 EmojiStats6RED FACE WITH TONGUE STICKING OUTWITH BEAD OF SWEAThot,overheated#14 Facebook#25 EmojiRequest#32 EmojiStats7#25 Facebook#21 EmojiRequestBLUE FACE WITH CLENCHED TEETH ANDcold, freezing#80 EmojiStatsICICLESProposal received8FROWNING FACE WITH QUESTIONMARKS AS EYES9GRINNING FACE WITH LETTERS OK ASEYES10FROWNING PILE OF POO11FACE WITH GLISTENING EYES#8 Facebook#91 EmojiRequestlost, confused#65 EmojiStatsEmojipedia 2017 Top Requestok#10 Facebook#8 EmojiRequest#71 EmojiStats#20 EmojiRequestfrowning, poo #72 EmojiStatsProposal received (angry poo)beggingProposal receivedTable 1b. “Emoji Face Proposed as ZWJ Sequence”Glyph12SampleZWJProposed CLDR NameKeywordsSAD FACE WITH BROKENHEARTheartbroken,upsetReasons for Inclusion#12 Facebook#3 EmojiRequest#12 EmojiStats2

Facebook DataFacebook allows users to add “activity / feelings” with Emoji style in line stickers as part of thetitle text of wall posts. Some of these stickers have Unicode equivalents while others don’t.Example 1: “feeling drained” similar to 1F614 Pensive FaceExample 2: “feeling loved” does not have a Unicode Emoji equivalentA comparison of all Facebook “activity / feelings” stickers with Unicode Emoji shows that 46 donot have Unicode Emoji equivalents based on image and/or name distinctiveness.The following table (Table 2. “Facebook Stickers”, next page), shows the top 10 (of 46) mostused Facebook stickers considered for this proposal. (See complete table in L2/17 245 “EmojiFaces Proposal for Unicode v11 Supporting Data”).3

Table 2. “Facebook Stickers” Top 10RankImageNameRankImageName1in love face2annoyed face3delighted face4grateful face5suspicious face6pained face7emotional face8lost face9hungry face10ok faceSkype DataSkype allows users to send Emoji style stickers as part of Skype conversations. Some of thesestickers have Unicode equivalents while others don’t.Example 3: “Nerdy” similar to 1F913 Nerd FaceExample 4: “Emo” does not have a Unicode Emoji equivalent4

A comparison of all Skype stickers with Unicode Emoji shows that 34 do not have UnicodeEmoji equivalents based on image and/or name distinctiveness.The following table (Table 3. “Skype Stickers”), shows the top 10 (of 34) most used Skypestickers considered for this proposal. (See complete table in L2/17 245 “Emoji Faces Proposalfor Unicode v11 Supporting Data”).Table 3. “Skype Stickers” Top 10RankImageNameRankImageName1in love2waving3putting on anging head againstwall10envyEmojiRequest.com DataEmojiXpress provides a worldwide platform for requesting Emojis (EmojiRequest.com). Usersare required to log in through Facebook to request Emojis and can request each Emoji onlyonce. Over 4.2 million user requests were ranked based on daily average requests.The following table (Table 4. “EmojiRequest Faces”, next page), shows the top 10 (of 106) mostrequested EmojiRequest Emoji faces considered for this proposal. (See complete table inL2/17 245 “Emoji Faces Proposal for Unicode v11 Supporting Data”).5

Table 4. “EmojiRequest Faces” Top 10RankImageNameRankImageName1in love emoji red/pinkface2super hero/heroine face3heartbroken emojired/pink face4hungry face5dab face6inventive face7party face8ok face9biting lip face10insane faceEmojiStats.org DataEmojiXpress provides a popular iOS Emoji keyboard and has launched font based technologycalled inTextMoji. The inTextMoji characters are integrated into the keyboard alongside UnicodeEmoji characters.Example 5: inTextMoji characters within the EmojiXpress iOS keyboard6

Users are able to type inTextMoji characters as text on their device like Unicode Emojicharacters. All EmojiXpress keyboard stats are displayed on EmojiStats.org (also provided byEmojiXpress). Over 9.7 million user typed inTextMojis were ranked based on daily averageusage.The following table (Table 5. “EmojiStats Faces”), shows the top 10 (of 84) most used inTextMojiEmoji faces considered for this proposal. (See complete table in L2/17 245 “Emoji FacesProposal for Unicode v11 Supporting Data”).Table 5. “EmojiStats Faces” Top 10RankImageNameRankImageName1in love emoji red/pinkface2LOTFL face3super hero/heroine face4cool face5party face6call me face7insane face8hungry face9drunk face10dab faceEmojipedia.org DataEmojipedia is an internationally well known and recognized Emoji reference website. Due to itspopularity, Emojipedia receives a considerable amount of Emoji requests and publishes theserequests on its blog.The following table (Table 6. “Emojipedia Faces”, next page), shows the most requestedEmojipedia Emoji faces considered for this proposals. See the complete Emojipedia 2017 TopEmoji requests blog entry here.7

Table 6. “Emojipedia Faces” CompleteImageNameGrimacing face with smiling eyesParty hat emojiConfused/Question mark faceNo ImageAvailableItalian “Kissy Chef Face”Emoji Faces Related Proposals Received by the ESCThe ESC received and considered 11 Emoji faces related proposals. Table 7. “Emoji FacesPrioritized”, shows the Emoji faces proposals prioritized for encoding within this proposal. Table8. “Emoji Faces Not Prioritized” (next page) shows the Emoji faces proposals not prioritized forencoding within this proposal.Table 7. “Emoji Faces Prioritized”ImageNameProposerDateFreezing EmojiCharacterJayakrishan. G6/30/2017Please EmojiFederico Armellini5/19/2017Angry Poo FaceDylan Beasley1/28/20178

Table 8. “Emoji Faces Not Prioritized”ImageNameProposerDateSmiling Face with HMDBob Bobson6/30/2017Headache Emoji FaceBalaji Srinivasan6/30/2017Idea EmojiBalaj Srinivasan6/30/2017Searching EmojiBalaj Srinivasan6/30/2017Dizzy FaceWolfram Kleff6/29/2017Face with Open Mouthand Heart EyesJordan Pitlor5/18/2017Winking WithThermometer EmojiMartin Fischer10/5/2016Health EmojiCharactersNarayana Health10/3/2016Popular Emoji Faces Not Proposed for EncodingThe following table (Table 9. “Popular Emoji Faces Not Proposed for Encoding”), shows the 21popular Emoji faces that were not proposed for encoding and their reasons for exclusion.Table 9. “Popular Emoji Faces Not Proposed for Encoding”PopularityGlyphSampleClosestZWJReasons for ExclusionFB #2ER #13ES #33Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiSK #2Can be represented using existingEmoji combination9

ES #2ER #33Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiFB #3ES #13ER #38Can be represented using existingEmoji combinationSK #3Can be represented using existingEmoji combinationFB #4Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiSK #4FB #33ER #77ES #55Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiER #4ES #8FB #9Can be represented using existingEmoji combinationES #4ER #23Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiFB #5SK #6ER #93ES #84Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiER #5ES #10Current trend, may not lastFB #6ER #92ES #53Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiER #6ES #14Can be represented using existingEmoji combinationES #6ER #18SK #N/ACan be represented using existingEmoji combinationFB #7ER #28ES #81Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiSK #7ER #11ES #11Can be represented using existingEmoji combinationES #7ER #10Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiSK #8Can be represented using existingEmoji combination10

SK #9Hard to show on small scaleER #9ES #79Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiSK #10FB #28ER #104Too similar to existing Unicode EmojiComparison of Unicode Faces and other Popular Emoji FacesThe following table, (Table 10. “Comparison of Unicode Faces and other Popular Emoji Faces”),shows the first 10 rows of the comparison of 400 popular vendor Emojis with existing UnicodeEmoji characters.These have been ordered according to image and name similarity to more easily review anddetermine the distinctiveness of the proposed characters. (See complete table in L2/17 245 “Emoji Faces Proposal for Unicode v11 Supporting Data”)Table 10. “Comparison of Unicode Faces and other Popular Emoji Faces”CodeChart QPotentialZWJSequenceUnicode / Suggested Name1F603smiling face with open mouth1F600grinning face1F604smiling face with open mouth andsmiling eyesMissingfingers crossed faceMissingsmiling face with hand raisedMissingselfie face1F606smiling face with open mouth andtightly closed eyes11

1F92D*Smiling face with smiling eyes andhand covering mouth1F605smiling face with open mouth andcold sweatMissingsmiling face with raised handDisclaimer: The images used in this proposal are for illustration only. All copyrights, trademarksand/or service marks appearing on this proposal are the property of their respective owners(Facebook, Skype, EmojiXpress, Emojipedia, WeChat, QQ, Microsoft and others). Any use ofsuch copyrights, trademarks or service marks, including the reproduction, modification,distribution or republication of same without the prior written permission of the owner, is strictlyprohibited.12