Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: David Starner (
Date: Sat Dec 27 2008 - 10:26:33 CST

On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Joó Ádám <> wrote:
>> If users persist to treat as characters something that you think should not be a character
> Users do not treat it that way; vendors treat it that way. A huge
> difference here.

That's questionable; these are not hidden, invisible or complex
characters. Users are picking things from a fixed selection (like a
character selector) that act inline as any other character.

> Using a phpBB board for example, you, as an administrator can define
> the content of the title attribute for any emoticon. Setting it to the
> corresponding character sequence for an emoticon will ensure its
> survival after a copy-paste both in- and outside of the board.

Its survival as a character sequence, yes. Its survival as a character, no.

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