From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 12 2009 - 04:51:08 CST
I what way is your message a reply to my post?
I fail to see the connection.
On 1/11/2009 8:40 PM, James Kass wrote:
> Asmus Freytag wrote,
>> As has been repeated here, many times, the decision is a case-by-case
>> decision. There are no firm demarcations or hard-and-fast rules.
>> Membership in a set can push something inside the line, that by itself
>> would not be considered. Clearly, that's the case in the current
>> situation as well.
> If any marketing people for cell phone vendors are following
> this discussion, I wonder if you've considered the possibilities
> of using color and effects on the actual words in text messages.
> As is shown by the current emoji craze in Japan and the vast
> use of graphic emoticons in world-wide markets, users are
> very attracted to various ways to "spice up" their messages.
> With this in mind, allowing users to set certain words or phrases
> in different colors might be an alluring feature, especially if
> it could be done efficiently, band-width-wise, and in a manner
> consistent with the existing text interchange protocols we all
> have to work with.
> If you are already considering this, why expend resources
> devising a method to do this kind of thing when there are
> already methods described on the web? Perhaps one of the
> most thoroughly documented methods for setting colors in
> text using plain-text protocols can be found here:
> General overview:
> Further information specific to color:
> Of course, applying style to text isn't just limited to color!
> Naturally, the vendors will want to get together on this to
> ensure interoperability of these new special features.
> Best regards,
> James Kass
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