Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 22:48:58 CST

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    Kenneth Whistler <kenw at sybase dot com> wrote:

    >> there will not be another 618*N characters because vendors will have
    >> decided to ...
    > [omitting a long list of strawman silly things that are unlikely to
    > happen]
    > Well, if you want a non-de facto guarantee, I'll give you a guarantee
    > that I don't think it will happen, because it isn't in the telco
    > business interests to multiply their gaiji sets by a factor of "N",
    > particularly if an interoperable Unicode solution is available for
    > them that doesn't corrupt their current data and lets them
    > interoperate more-or-less seamlessly with the rest of the world's
    > Unicode infrastructure.

    Go back and look at the survey again. 72% of users who said they were
    dissatisfied with their carrier's emoji said they wanted a wider
    variety. You don't think the vendors are going to notice that and start
    playing leapfrog with each other to provide ever wider repertoires?

    Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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