From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 00:10:35 CST
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Kenneth Whistler
> By the way, one of the reasons I have spoken out strongly against
> having the 10 flag-icon-based-locale-symbols in the emoji sets
> being turned into an excuse for an open-ended scheme for encoding
> flags as characters is because I *agree* with John's general
> contention about the inappropriateness of using characters to
> represent entities that are essentially images, rather than
> text symbols.
I've the same inclination as Ken here. And this is a clear indicator of the contention I made the other day that it's premature to suggest that UTC is heading off the deep end of encoding arbitrary graphic entities as characters.
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