RE: Emoji and Search Engines

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 03:11:44 CST

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    From: [] On Behalf Of Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven

    -On [20090106 01:37], Kenneth Whistler ( 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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