Re: Emoji: Public Review December 2008

From: James Kass (
Date: Sun Dec 21 2008 - 13:03:08 CST

Doug Ewell wrote,

>>> N3452 specifically mentions "pictures of cows" and "stop sign" as
>>> examples of symbols that should not be encoded. Naturally it is a
>>> bit of a surprise to see so much official and expert support behind
>>> the encoding of COW and TRAFFIC LIGHT.
>> Right. And as I wrote before, subject to change. Therefore, a future
>> revision of this document is likely to use different examples.
>That's encouraging -- the examples of what not to encode (presumably not
>chosen as edge cases) are changed to reflect ephemeral fashions. Will
>the new examples be obsolete in 5 years when another powerful industry
>group encodes them and establishes its own user base?


Flexible principles are a good sign of instability.

Best regards,

James Kass

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