Fun with Emoji ZWJ Sequences
Today I learned about Emoji ZWJ Sequences and what it takes to create the “man technologist: light skin tone” emoji I often set in my slack status. This is actually multiple unicode characters “smashed” together using a Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) sequence.
To make sure all these characters are visible, I took a screenshot on the Firefox developer tools console.
I didn’t research all the technical details on how these ZWJ sequences work, but I’m sure someone has blogged about it.