From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 13:30:24 CST
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Leo Broukhis
> Where's the (at least de facto) guarantee that in a year, or three, or
> five, there will not be another 618*N characters because vendors will
> have decided to allow the users to select background and foreground
> colors ("smiling pale face at night"?), or to select the level of
> animation of a particular icon ("snapshot of fireworks" vs
> "fireworks"?) and will have provisionally encoded that yet again in
> PUA instead of markup?
Where do you get the impression that the JPN vendors are allowing users' whims to determine to such an extent what encoded emoji they define? I haven't seen any evidence to that effect.
> How many columns will be definitely enough to pre-allocate for emoji?
Since we are considering a specific set, not that plus some unknown future set, the maximal number of columns needed is not an issue.
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