From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 26 2008 - 05:39:52 CST
Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>> Egyptian hieroglyphs and emoticons have distinct semantics.
>> In fact the Egyptian Hieroglyph character "hippo" is just a hippo.
> We don't have to look at Egyptian Hieroglyphs at all -- CJK characters
> contain essentially the same stuff. If you go back long enough in
> time you'll find a period where those glyphs indeed just depict the
> corresponding object.
Since they are largely used in Japan, perhaps we should just consider
them as glyph variants of CJK characters.
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