From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 12 2009 - 18:15:40 CST
Doug Ewell continued the argument:
> Go back and look at the survey again. 72% of users who said they were
> dissatisfied with their carrier's emoji said they wanted a wider
> variety. You don't think the vendors are going to notice that and start
> playing leapfrog with each other to provide ever wider repertoires?
As *characters*, no. For the reasons I just listed.
And see Peter's link regarding DoCoMo Deco-Mail for directions
this will head, instead, to satisfy users. In particular,
see the discussion of Deco-mail pictograms. The carriers
aren't dumb -- it's quite evident to them that repeated
additions of gaiji encodings of SJIS are not a particularly
extensible way to deal with users' expectations and yet
still manage to have phones that work interoperably with
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