Re: Emoji and cell phone character sets...

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 03:31:56 CST

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    On 11/01/2009, Peter Constable <> wrote:

    >> BTW This is not hypothetical, there are already cell phones available in
    >> Tibet which use a pre-composed Tibetan character set:
    >> <>.

    > And all of those pre-composed elements can be represented using existing
    > Unicode characters with reliable round-trip-ability. So, we won't be needing
    > to encode those as separate characters in Unicode (just in case anybody was
    > wondering).

    Although it is fairly straightforward, I don't know if anyone like
    Google, MS or the Chinese telecom companies has actually implemented
    a conversion between pre-composed Tibetan and Unicode - until they do,
    round-tripping is hypothetical. The Pre-composed Tibetan standard
    GB/T20524-2006 also uses a PUA character encoding ~ so the objection
    that has been raised wrt using a PUA encoding for emoji, i.e. How
    to determine which PUA convention is being used, applies here too.

    - Chris

    > Peter

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