From: Markus Scherer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 13:40:27 CST
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 5:48 AM, Karl Pentzlin <email@example.com>wrote:
> The current version if the Emoji table
> ( http://www.unicode.org/~scherer/emoji4unicode/snapshot/full.html
> as of 2009-01-06).
> shows that the characters from KD?DI are pictorial, while the
> characters from the other two sources (DoCoMo and SoftBank) are
> symbolic (like the Unicode reference glyphs for U+2648 ... U+2653).
> In the current Emoji table, these characters are nevertheless unified
> with the generic Unicode characters U+2648 ... U+2653
> (with the exception of e-037 OPHIUCHUS where an according generic
> Unicode symbol is not yet encoded but is possibly to be unified with
> U+2695 STAFF OF AESCULAPIUS, but this is another subject).
> Does this unification serve the need of the users of this emoji signs?
It does, in that it follows the cell phones carriers' own mappings that map
1:1 between KDDI's pictorial set and DoCoMo's and SoftBank's symbolic sets.
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