Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Leo Broukhis (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 23:58:05 CST

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    On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:
    > Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom dot com> wrote:
    >> Is my understanding correct that there is not enough time for emoji to
    >> get to Unicode 5.2? If so, I hope that the process will be protracted
    >> enough and the carriers will cease pushing emoji as text as they move
    >> to Deco-Mail etc.
    > As I understand it, the carriers are not pushing this proposal so much
    > as Google is.

    If the Japanese providers themselves don't mind having quite a few
    "foreign" emoji displayed as words in square brackets, and some are -
    intentionally, I guess - displayed as geta instead of fallback words
    (no one shows or mentions monkey face to DoCoMo!), the 100% roundtrip
    of emoji is not a hot issue for them or their customers.

    Why couldn't Google be a "carrier" with all purple cells, then?


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