Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 02:24:58 CST

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    Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > 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.

    Asmus ~ if you include any symbol character "expressed as a discrete
    unit in inline text" then pretty well every symbol or dingbat in
    Microsoft's WingDings font is sometimes used that way - and some Tibetan
    texts are littered with chunks of in line "Dakini script" of which there
    may be something like 100 different kinds.

    - chris

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