From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 03:11:44 CST
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
-On [20090106 01:37], Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com) wrote:
>>The "proper solution" envisioned here would *obsolete* the need to
>>resort to character-based, non-extensible hacks for transmitting
>>pictographic symbols in the way the wireless carriers in Japan now
>>are doing -- but it would not solve the *present problem* of
>>dealing with the de facto existing characters *as* characters,
>>which is what we are up against here.
> Given the turnaround time for Unicode and its updates, what makes you so
> certain Unicode 6.0 (to name but an arbitrary number) will then solve this?
> Since it means *EVERY* mobile phone has to be updated...
No; read what Ken has written: he clearly describes the "present problem" as meaning the needs expressed by companies such as Google, not the JPN mobile providers.
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