Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: André Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Mon Jan 05 2009 - 16:30:38 CST

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    > Note: If you think this is the dumbest thing you've ever heard and
    > want to comment on it, please provide a reason why you think it's
    > dumb instead of just stating so.

    'couse you could just use proper markup instead of your proposal for
    this... (there is no benefit in your idea, imho):

    e.g. rather than "H E L L O DUM_C DUM_O DUM_W" you could as simply as
    it is use "H E L L O [ C O W ]", for instance, or any other markup, as
    in your proposal the often cited reason _for_ emoji is the inability
    to determine PUA semantics lacking context. Now, the sequence "DUM_C
    DUM_O DUM_W" could equally mean anything lacking the knowledge of the
    context. And noone could enforce exclusive usage of prefixes. Or if
    one oculd (e.g. Unicode) then it would be equivalent to encode the
    emojis straightforward.


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