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fuck unicode.
the @unicode consortium has become a commercial turd, like any org that got big. they are now about money, swayed by politics, and creates bloated shit.

∑ Xah Lee 李杀 @xahlee

some unicode symbols, now becomes emoji, which makes many math symbols such as ↔ ➡ not usable.
unicode created skin colors (variant sequence invisible chars), which is now used to modify symbols.
unicode.org/emoji/charts/text-
but is badly written.

and there's no programable way to tell which char can be text and emoji or other combinatorial shit.

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so unicode has this table.
unicode.org/emoji/charts/text-
if i understand correctly,
the column
“+EP -EPSq” means those are always emoji.
“+EP +EPSq” means can be emoji or text.
“-EP +EPSq” means always text.

and for the fk of me, i can't find these ⭐ 🌟 on that chart, and no unstand why they are not there. futter