[742 new] Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs (Emoji)

Bug #820034 reported by Marc Deslauriers on 2011-08-02
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Font Family
fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is a wishlist item.

Please introduce Unicode character 'PILE OF POO' (U+1F4A9) in future versions of the Ubuntu font.
It could be quite useful for changelogs, or for certain email communications.


Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-08-02
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → later
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs block:


This block can be tackled if and when somebody comes forward to do it.

summary: - Ubuntu is missing pile of poo
+ Expansion: Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs U+1F4A9
description: updated

We're design driven. If we have to do poo, let's make it an elegant one ;-)

The following article by Scott Hanselman notes that many cloud logos are based about a 1:1.6-golden-ratio:

  There is only one Cloud Icon in the Entire Universe (Scott Hanselman)

Perhaps a similar approach would work!

Stuart Bishop (stub) wrote :

A Fibonacci spiral would serve as the base design. Classic spin direction seems to be clockwise, but that might be biased to the northern hemisphere.

Andrew Redd (amredd) wrote :

FOSS font Symbola available at http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/ implements this and could be used ported over.

Jason Heblack (jason-heblack) wrote :

It doesn't look like Ubuntu is using the "lastresort" approach to "backup" the Ubuntu font when the Ubuntu font cannot represent any particular Unicode character--

"Overall, there are a number of advantages to using the Last Resort font for unrepresentable characters."

    "Operating systems are freed from the overhead of providing a full Unicode font."
    "Users see something more meaningful than a black box for unrepresentable characters."
    "Users familiar with the scripts being represented with the Last Resort font will readily identify what needs to be installed to represent the text."
    "Users unfamiliar with the missing scripts are shown easily-identified symbols rather than lengthy strings of unidentifiable characters."

Font Support for Unicode Block 'Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs'
lastresort 100%
symbola 100%
babelstone han 6%

summary: - Expansion: Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs U+1F4A9
+ [742 new] Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs U+1F4A9

(Jason, please report the Last Resort problem as a separate bug.)

Of the 742 glyphs in "Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs", very few of them are likely to include typographic glyphs which would benefit from being consistent with the Ubuntu font:
and a few others.

So I think these symbols would be better implemented in a font (or color pseudo-font) separate from the Ubuntu font.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

To clarify, I think all the Miscellanous Symbols and Pictographs, *except* (and possibly even including) the few that contain typographic symbols, should be a separate font.

summary: - [742 new] Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs U+1F4A9
+ [742 new] Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs (Emoji)
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Wishlist → Low
tags: added: uff-dm-new
Paul (sabret00the) wrote :

Could emojione be a good fit for this? http://emojione.com/

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Paul, this bug report is specifically about including emoji in the Ubuntu font. Bug reports about rendering or shipping any other emoji font should be reported separately.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2018-04-12
affects: ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu) → fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
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