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#45072 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Croatian emoji flag is the nazi version

Reported by: stevetauber Owned by:
Milestone: 5.1 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Emoji Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:



The Croatian emoji flag which is automatically triggered when using regional symbol indicator HR (🇭🇷) is the Nazi version of the flag. These unicodes get translated automatically to the static image: https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f1ed-1f1f7.svg

Please note on the center coat of arms that the top left square is white. In the current version of the Croatian flag, the top left square is red.

You can see examples here (please note that this Independent State of Croatia was a Nazi puppet regime): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Croatian_flags#Independent_State_of_Croatia_(1941%E2%80%931945)

Current flag example here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Croatian_flags#/media/File:Flag_of_Croatia.svg

Expected outcome: the emoji version of the Croatian flag is updated so that the top right square of the checkerboard pattern is red. You can see other examples here (please note that twitter is also using the wrong version): https://emojipedia.org/flag-for-croatia/

Change History (5)

#1 @ocean90
20 months ago

Hello @stevetauber, welcome to WordPress Trac!

Thanks for your report! This is unfortunate. WordPress is actually using Twemoji (Twitter Emoji) which is why it's the same as Twitter's. Would you mind creating an issue on their repo at https://github.com/twitter/twemoji/issues as well? Our Master of Emoji, @pento, just created an issue for this: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji/issues/319

Last edited 20 months ago by ocean90 (previous) (diff)

#2 @pento
20 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.1

Thank you for reporting this to us, @stevetauber!

I've reported this bug to Twitter, I'll wait to hear back from them. Depending on how long they're going to take to fix it, we may roll out a fix just for WordPress in the mean time.

#3 @pento
17 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.1 to Future Release

Twitter haven't released an update since this was reported to them, so I'm going to leave it until after they've done their update.

#4 @stevetauber
16 months ago

Twitter has released a new version of Twemoji with the fix: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji/releases/tag/v11.3.0

#5 @pento
16 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 5.1
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Awesome, thanks for following up on that, @stevetauber!

In WordPress 5.1, we've updated to Twemoji 11.2, but it's a bit late in the cycle to be bumping the version again. With this version bump, however, it's unlikely that this asset will be cached much yet, I've manually updated the image on the CDN.


If you do happen to see the old image appear, I'll see if it's possible for us to flush it from the CDN edge servers.

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