From: Leo Broukhis (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Feb 17 2008 - 13:41:51 CST
On Feb 17, 2008 11:05 AM, Doug Ewell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom dot com> wrote:
> > U+263A ☺ : U+2639 ☹ = U+263B ☻ : U+???? ?
> There is no U+xxxx BLACK FROWNING FACE because no such character existed
> in the legacy character sets that were used to help populate the
> Miscellaneous Symbols block.
Thank you. Makes sense for Unicode, but we will never know what guided
the authors of the legacy character sets, I guess.
> The current proposal  to encode emoji, or Japanese picture characters
> used in cell phone text messages, includes over three dozen variations
> on the smiley, such as ANGRY FACE, ANGUISHED FACE, ASTONISHED FACE, and
> so forth. There are additional symbols for heads, separate from the
> smileys, including BOYS HEAD and GIRLS HEAD and MAN WITH LONG MOUSTACHE
> and WOMAN WITH BUNNY EARS.
I think that's more than I wanted to know. :)
> However, there don't appear to be any
> specifically "black" facial images, so the imbalance claimed by Leo will likely continue.
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