Emoji Modifier is used to modify the skin color of the emojis. When an emoji is combined with a skin tone modifier, the skin color of the original emoji will change.

There are five skin tones, and they are based on the Fitzpatrick Scale:

  • 🏻 Light Skin Tone
  • 🏼 Medium-Light Skin Tone
  • 🏽 Medium Skin Tone
  • 🏾 Medium-Dark Skin Tone
  • 🏿 Dark Skin Tone

Emoji Modifier Status, is a field inside emoji-data.txt that is used to specify the necessity of Emoji Modifier in different emojis.

There are four states in total:

  • Primary: means that emoji modifiers should be used with the emoji
  • Secondary: means that emoji modifiers could be used with the emoji
  • None: means that emoji modifiers cannot be used with the emoji
  • Modifier: means an Emoji Modifier