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  • jaxa
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    I think the Unicode Consortorium needs to be replaced or disbanded, it is just sad what it has come to.
    The new emojis like pregnant man is just ridiculous and serves no real purpose other than propaganda and ideology. They already have woman with beard, so what's next? Fire fighter in wheelchair? Parachute jumper in wheelchair? Woman with a penis?

    Mean while meaningful emojis are still missing such as raspberry.
    We could have millions of niche emoji if Unicode opened the floodgates and created new modifiers to work with the zero width joiner. Then just let the companies decide if they want to design each one by hand or use AI to mash them up.

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  • Vistaus
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    Can I compile HarfBuzz 3.0 manually on e.g. Ubuntu 20.04 without breaking stuff?
    Last edited by Vistaus; 22 September 2021, 11:37 AM.

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  • uid313
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    I think the Unicode Consortorium needs to be replaced or disbanded, it is just sad what it has come to.
    The new emojis like pregnant man is just ridiculous and serves no real purpose other than propaganda and ideology. They already have woman with beard, so what's next? Fire fighter in wheelchair? Parachute jumper in wheelchair? Woman with a penis?

    Mean while meaningful emojis are still missing such as raspberry.

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  • cbxbiker61
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    It breaks Qt5. libQt5WebEngineCore.so.5 undefined symbol: hb_subset_input_set_drop_hints

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  • extremesquared
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    Originally posted by Redfoxmoon View Post

    what a sad day.
    I support it. Accidental self-deprecating comedy is still comedy.

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  • jaxa
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    I am bullish on the meme value of the Melting Face Emoji.

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by quaz0r View Post

    oh michael, you always love posting the trollbait, it always brings a smile to my face!
    I could rant about this change, but it means going off-topic.

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  • Redfoxmoon
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    Originally posted by quaz0r View Post

    oh michael, you always love posting the trollbait, it always brings a smile to my face!
    Yes, it's good to know that Unicode has collectively joined the new wokist religion. what a sad day.

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by George99 View Post
    tildearrow: Actually there *is* a link just click on the last full stop. (the link is broken, but it's there)
    Yep there is.

    Here is the full article just because Michael hasn't fixed it yet:

    HarfBuzz 3.0 has been released as a new version of this widely-used, open-source text shaping library that is used by the major Linux desktop environments along with Chrome OS, Java, Android, Chrome, and a plethora of other software projects and UI toolkits.

    Notable with HarfBuzz 3.0 is adding support for Unicode 14.0. Unicode 14.0 was released a few days ago and adds 838 more characters, including 37 new emoji characters. Among those new emoji with Unicode 14.0 are melting face, saluting face, heat hands, pregnant man, pregnant person, beans, and others. Those interested in the Unicode 14.0 changes by itself can see Unicode.org.

    In addition to Unicode 14.0 support, the hb-subset API and harfbuzz-subset library API are declared stable. Additionally, the hb-style API is now considered stable.

    More details on HarfBuzz 3.0 for those interested via the project's GitHub.
    Last edited by tildearrow; 19 September 2021, 04:13 PM.

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  • George99
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    tildearrow: Actually there *is* a link just click on the last full stop. (the link is broken, but it's there)

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