Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 16:56:42 CST

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    On 10 Jan 2009, at 19:54, Peter Constable wrote:

    > From: []
    > On Behalf Of
    >> But others, in fact probably most of the human race do have an
    >> interest a wider interest in flags.
    > A wider interest in flags is not the same as an interest in encoding
    > flags as characters in the UCS. The vast majority of the human race
    > has no awareness of the UCS whatsoever, let alone an interest in
    > encoding flags in the UCS.

    A very large number of people in Manden West Africa know about the
    UCS. (They also know why their encoded script doesn't work on the
    operating systems they use.)

    Do NOT think that encoding even ONE of the ten flags proposed will not
    lead to a huge number of requests for additional characters. And do
    NOT think that those requests will not be reasonable.

    Think of the rejections made to some of the North Korean proposed
    characters. Please.

    Michael Everson *

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