Re: Emoji: Public Review December 2008

Date: Tue Dec 23 2008 - 01:50:46 CST

Quoting "Kenneth Whistler" <>:

>> On my system, these came through as PUA characters U+E04A U+E04B U+E049
>> U+E048
> ... suggesting that they originated in a SoftBank network.
>> which displayed as in the attached png - nothing that looks like
>> the sun, rain, a cloud or a snowman.
> Which I think is rather the point, in a nutshell.
> Game, set, match! {Insert e-7D3 TENNIS emoji here}

The correct display of PUA characters of course requires on to know
which font to use. rtf would avoid this problem. There are of course a
number of ways to solve such a problem. A single "emoji" character,
with a large number of variantion selectors (the first 256 are already
in Unicode), xml type markup <emoji>:)</emoji> or<emoji>Roast sweet
potatoe</emoji>, a unicode emoji tag similar, etc

Still the question remains are these plain text, and why other
extensively used symbols, Wingdings,.. not be treated in the same way.


> --Ken

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