Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Sat Jan 03 2009 - 23:24:11 CST

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    Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > Interestingly enough, vendors, users and implementers voted with their
    > feet to abandon such systems and go to a unified encoding where the
    > semantics of each code are unambiguous on the character level, where
    > there's no need to switch on the fly, and where the processes can be
    > written without undue complication.

    Except these cell-phone carriers who decided to implement vendor
    specific sets of emoji on top of Shift-JIS. Since the problems of doing
    this sort of thing were already very well known, they deserve the mess
    they find themselves in.

    Perhaps they should announce the existing sets of emoji will be phased
    out and come up with an open ended protocol for exchanging these things.
    Then their users can have all the cute emoji they like.

    - Chris

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