From: Leo Broukhis (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 05 2009 - 20:08:31 CST
On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Michael D'Errico <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Why limit the emoji alphabet to ASCII, then?
> Because all of the scripts in planes C & D would be the same, and since
> the most recognized small subset of Unicode is ASCII, it is a natural
> choice. I've read on this list that you need over 8,000 Kanji as a bare
> minimum for communication, so to include all the worlds languages in the
> subset so that nobody is left out would require at least 14 bits; thus
> you would only get a maximum of 4 per plane instead of 255. Plus you'd
> avoid the need for the complex rendering needed for many scripts.
Suppose, using your mechanism, I send a message (in Japanese) from
Gmail (with language preferences set to Japanese) that contains a
"crab" picture that is missing on Japanese phones. What would (and
what should, in your opinion, and why?) the recipient see?
>> Instead of
>> duplicating all the world alphabets in the "emoji" space, why not have
>> just two characters: EMOJI LEFT QUOTE and EMOJI RIGHT QUOTE (are these
>> names BiDi-compliant?)
> Because this creates "emoji mode" and modes are bad. (Sometimes I see
> people say that state is bad when they really mean to say that modes are
No more than any existing quotes create a "quotation mode".
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