From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 27 2009 - 22:07:32 CST
John H. Jenkins <jenkins at apple dot com> wrote:
> There are, in fact, applications that support private emoji sets,
> generally by expanding text like ":)".
I'm seeing a bit of a contradiction between this statement and the
following one, which is the one we were all given when we asked about
> Remember, the use of characters to encode emoji is pretty universally
> felt to be a Very Bad Thing™. The flame wars have been pretty much
> about whether or not it is a Necessary Evil™, and whether or not it
> will be taken as a Precedent for the Future™.
If someone is building apps to support private emoji sets, evidently
they must not feel it is such a bad idea, and might indeed treat the
first wave of encoding as a precedent.
Back to the rest of the first statement, though:
> These apps are written to exchange text with the same app on another
> iPhone and won't necessarily work with a different application except
> by coincidence. I've yet to see one that uses the PUA.
Then what do they use? Normal assigned code points?
-- Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Tue Oct 27 2009 - 22:10:32 CST