Emoji and cell phone character sets...

From: Christopher Fynn (cfynn@gmx.net)
Date: Thu Jan 08 2009 - 20:39:28 CST

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    André Szabolcs Szelp wrote:

    > Actually, even in the domain of emoji, how do you define character
    > identity? How do you know that a "Chick" is a different character
    > entity of "Hatching Chick", how do you know they are not mere *glyph
    > variants* of the character FLEDGELING?? Having had assigned different
    > private JIS-codes in the operators' private standard does not make
    > them different characters, as we've seen it with preexisting standards
    > of Arabic (having a codepoints for every positional variant) or the
    > previously cited Chinese national standard using PUA for precomposed
    > Tibetan glyphs!

    BTW This is not hypothetical, there are already cell phones available in
    Tibet which use a pre-composed Tibetan character set:

    - Chris

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