RE: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 00:43:33 CST

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    From: [] On Behalf Of Michael D'Errico

    > Hence the term Direct Unicode Markup: it's markup, but
    > directly part of the Unicode repertoire, so it acts like
    > plain text.
    > There is a chasm a mile wide between plain text and XML
    > and this is a way to bring them closer together.

    It's already been done before with the TAG characters in plain 14. The general consensus has been it's not a good idea and that there's not much advantage to bringing them closer together, and those characters have been deprecated. Maybe thirty or one-hundred thirty years from now people will think differently, but at this point in history this plan has been considered and rejected.


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