Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 04:11:31 CST

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    On 11 Jan 2009, at 01:55, Michael D'Errico wrote:

    > Michael Everson wrote:
    >> 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.
    > Flags are actually a perfect example that could use the method I've
    > been
    > talking about. If you had FLAG_A through FLAG_Z you could specify any
    > and all country flags with two code points, e.g. FLAG_C FLAG_A for the
    > Canadian flag.

    I would not favour such a scheme. Karl's suggestion of encoding a
    block of two-letter codes makes more sense. (FLAG AA to FLAG ZZ.)

    Michael Everson *

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