Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Michael D'Errico (
Date: Mon Jan 05 2009 - 17:13:07 CST

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

    Sure you could use markup, but markup = not plain text. The emoji are
    plain text according to the Unicode Consortium president and others.

    The whole point of my proposal is to make plain text capable of handling
    more complex "thingies" like the emoji without markup. And it provides
    a streamlined path from private use to regular use for such things,
    without the need for approval of individual "characters" on a code-by-
    code basis. The DoCoMo logo, for example, would just be another emoji
    "word" using the same alphabet. Currently it is forbidden because it
    cannot be encoded individually.


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