Someone is proposing a way of making emoji encoding a less closed system, by essentially using Wikidata ID numbers for encoding instead of Unicode codepoints.
It's probably not free of some of the issues I have been talking about Unicode in Mutant Standard, but it is a lot better!
if two platforms independently decide to introduce (say) a QID polar bear emoji, then both of them would generate the same emoji tag sequence to represent it ... so if someone on platform A makes a post with a polar bear emoji in it and someone copies the text and pastes it into platform B, platform B will correctly recognize it as a polar bear emoji and render it with their own emoji font?
That is very cool.
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