Re: Emoji: Public Review December 2008: e-1DE CHINESE ZODIAC DRAGON

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 18:15:30 CST

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    On 10 Mar 2009, at 23:50, Michael Everson wrote:

    >> It isn't represented as an emoji of a dragon. Although that doesn't
    >> stop people, of course, from using pictures of animals to
    >> represent the Chinese zodiacal signs, any more than it prevents
    >> Western astrologists from using pictures of mythical figures
    >> and beasts to represent Western zodiacal signs.
    > I don't think it is the same thing. I don't think it is normal or
    > expected to draw CJK characters as pictographic symbols. That is
    > different from the long [...]

    [...] tradition of abstract Western zodiac symbols being represented
    by representational glyphs.

    (Sorry. It's late.)

    Michael Everson *

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