Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Fri Jan 09 2009 - 14:06:31 CST

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    On 1/9/2009 4:15 AM, Adam Twardoch wrote:
    > John Hudson wrote:
    >> to encode emoji and similar non-text content
    > Emoji are not non-text signs, they are non-verbal signs, just like the
    > traditional punctuation signs. I see no reason why they should not be
    > encoded.
    This unease about non-verbal signs, just because they are non-verbal, is
    something that I also don't follow.

    If something is expressed as a discrete unit in inline text, and
    preferably has symbolic or conventionalized use, then, to me, it's
    passed the most important tests that would put it this side of the
    fence, when it comes to encoding it in a character set.


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