Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Leo Broukhis (
Date: Mon Jan 05 2009 - 22:58:19 CST

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    On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 7:29 PM, David Starner <> wrote:
    >> No more than any existing quotes create a "quotation mode".
    > But quotes do create a quotation mode; there is a start quote, and an
    > end quote, and what's between them is special. It's just that the
    > quotation mode isn't something to be interpreted by computer--it's
    > interpreted by wetware, not software. You would create a emoji mode
    > that would have to be interpreted by software, which is disliked.

    "Greater than" signs also create a quotation mode that is even more complex:
    a quotation consists of a range of lines starting with the same number
    of > chars,
    and this is commonly interpreted by software that modifies the font,
    color, or indentation of the quoted text.

    Should we dislike that too?


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