RE: Emoji and Search Engines

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 00:10:35 CST

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    From: [] 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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