Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 04:13:53 CST

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    On 11 Jan 2009, at 02:35, Leo Broukhis wrote:

    > 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?

    Human beings have not stopped inventing new characters. I myself have
    invented some.

    > 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
    > emoji.

    We're not encoding emoji. We're encoding new symbols which currently
    are only exchanged in one particular environment. As soon as these
    symbols are encoded, they are available for anyone to use for any

    Michael Everson *

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