Re: Emoji: Public Review December 2008

From: David Starner (
Date: Sat Dec 20 2008 - 23:55:33 CST

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:
> Japanese cell-phone vendors are using these symbols as plain text
> characters. About this fact, there can be no reasonable disagreement.

I'm not sure how much more needs to be said. Plain text is what people
are using as plain text.

> Well, thank goodness I never suggested any of these.

Then what are you suggesting?

> How, for
> example, are we supposed to distinguish between CHICK and HATCHING CHICK
> unless our fonts and rendering engines (or printed pages) support animation?

It's the difference between a chick and a chick popping out of an egg.

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