RE: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 11:26:00 CST

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    From: [] On Behalf Of Michael D'Errico

    > The tag characters are very different, actually. They are
    > used to indicate that the following text is written in a
    > particular language.

    That was the markup application that the proposer had in mind, but there is nothing preventing them from being used for other markup applications.

    Either way, the general concept is the same, and it's been panned.

    >> 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.
    > By who, you? Or is there a general consensus?

    General consensus -- enough so that UTC has deprecated those characters, which is not something that they do at all lightly.


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