Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: James Kass (
Date: Sun Jan 04 2009 - 00:22:54 CST

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    >What is it with you people? Everything apparently must be black or

    It can also be ones and zeroes.

    >Character coding is an exercise in dealing with shades of gray
    >and edge cases.

    Plain-text character coding can't encompass shades of gray
    because color is not an aspect of plain-text.

    >Perhaps it's the fact that type is limited to black ink
    >and white background that is confusing people.

    Type is not limited to black ink and white background. Remember
    those red-and-black typewriter ribbons? Type may use any color
    of ink on any color of paper without restriction.

    It's plain-text which is limited to color1/color2, often green
    text on a black background. Users set these preferences in
    various ways, but the setting of those preferences is not part
    of the plain-text.

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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