Re: Emoji zodiac signs (e-02B ... e-037): Symbolic and pictorial variants

From: Karl Pentzlin (
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 13:55:24 CST

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    Am Dienstag, 6. Januar 2009 um 20:40 schrieb Markus Scherer:

    MS> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 5:48 AM, Karl Pentzlin wrote:
    >> ... that the [Zodiac symbols] from KDDI are pictorial, while the
    >> characters from the other two sources (DoCoMo and SoftBank) are
    >> symbolic...
    >> ... are nevertheless unified with the generic Unicode characters
    >> U+2648 ... U+2653 ...
    >> Does this unification serve the need of the users of this emoji signs?

    MS> It does, in that it follows the cell phones carriers' own
    MS> mappings that map 1:1 between KDDI's pictorial set and DoCoMo's and SoftBank's symbolic sets.

    You answered that this unification serves the needs of the Japanese
    My question was if it serves the needs of the users, especially of the
    future users of the Unicode characters beyond the reach of these telcos.
    This is something different.

    - Karl Pentzlin

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