Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jan 12 2009 - 03:02:40 CST

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    There is a real cyclone symbol used for weather. It would differ from
    a generic spiral.

    On 12 Jan 2009, at 06:44, Peter Constable wrote:

    > From: []
    > On Behalf Of James Kass
    >> full.html#e-005
    >> Have a look at the proposed cyclone symbol. Two carriers use
    >> a simple spiral. The spiral is a symbol which has been used since
    >> ancient times by various peoples to denote various concepts. The
    >> spiral, if proposed as a plain-text character, would probably not
    >> meet with quite so much objection. One of the carriers uses an
    >> animated icon which is not a spiral symbol. Do you want your
    >> spiral symbol converted to a picture of a cyclone? I don't.
    > Then submit comments saying that you think these should not be
    > unified.

    Michael Everson *

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