Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Jan 13 2009 - 18:28:24 CST

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    On 13 Jan 2009, at 23:20, Michael D'Errico wrote:

    > In a discussion regarding the possibility of assigning 26 code
    > points to
    > be used in pairs to encode country flags, such as <FLAG C, FLAG A> to
    > specify the Canadian (CA) flag, Michael Everson wrote:
    >> Not even MILDLY tempting as an encoding model.
    > It took a while to figure out how we could be in such disagreement,
    > but
    > I think I finally did.

    I don't.

    > While I think of Unicode more in terms of an information
    > communication protocol, Michael probably thinks of it more
    > in terms of information display/rendering. I base this assumption
    > on the fact that he is heavily involved in font development.


    > The alternative that Michael prefers is where all pairs of letters
    > are encoded: FLAG AA, FLAG AB, ... FLAG ZZ for a total of 676
    > assigned code points.

    I never said that. I said only that your alternative wasn't in the
    least bit tempting.

    > In summary, I am OK with the rendering optimization Michael
    > advocates, though it is a special case since it is limited to 2-
    > letter country codes.

    I "advocated" no such thing.

    Michael Everson *

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