I don’t often get to mix Unicode with my other interests, but the latest call for new food based emojis meant that I actually saw Unicode mentioned in a recent episode of the show Kitchen Sink (advocating for a pie emoji hash tag #pieemoji @unicode). The Food Network blog also points to a previous call for a taco emoji in Unicode and now a a dumpling emoji.
It’s not just the Food Network either. Today I saw that The Chronicle of Higher Education has interview Unicode expert Michael Everson about the emoji issue. Everson comments that emojis have taken over the Unicode discussion. I agree that this has its benefits and challenges. It is good the people have heard about “Unicode”, but really Unicode is about all scripts and not just emojis. I would agree with Everson when he says “It’ll never stop!”. At least not until I get my chocolate chip cookie bar emoji.