From: Christopher Fynn (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 07:13:29 CST
How is the mapping from the old (phone company) Emoji character
encoding to the new official Unicode encoding handled? Couldn't
something similar be done?
A nasty (but probably effective) way of handling it would be to simply
map the glyphs in an updated Wingdings font to both the PUA codepoint
and an official codepoint.
On 25/01/2011, Peter Constable <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Various people have indicated at one time or another that they would work on
> a proposal to encode wingdings, etc. But I haven't seen any such proposals
> submitted yet.
> Of course, if an when such symbols get encoded in Unicode, there will just
> be a different problem to sort out: today, you can interchange text
> meaningfully with someone else so long as the Wingdings (or Webdings, etc.
> as appropriate) font is used. It doesn't work for plain text, but it
> evidently works reasonably well with rich text (since the font formatting is
> retained). But once in Unicode, data using the new character will not be
> interchangeable with the large amount of legacy data out there.
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