Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Leo Broukhis (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 20:35:29 CST

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    On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Peter Constable
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    > 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.

    Not users' whims, but rather marketing departments' whims. The set of
    characters proposed for encoding is whimsical in too many ways to
    list; is there any evidence that inventing new characters has stopped?

    >> 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.

    I could not find a note in any document stating that the proposed set
    is final and there will never be another proposal to encode more


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