From: Mark Davis ☕ (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 02 2011 - 09:55:21 CST
There appears to be a significant misunderstanding of the purpose of
encoding those characters. We encoded them for compatibility, like many
other characters encoded in Unicode (Arabic presentation forms, dingbats,
etc.). We will continue to do so for entities that we wouldn't otherwise
encode*, that are in very widespread use*. That doesn't mean that we will
encode arbitrary 'images'.
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 07:15, Doug Ewell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Asmus Freytag <asmusf at ix dot netcom dot com> wrote:
> > Instead I found this:
> > That might be a "meme", but it's not a symbol.
> lohmatii was undoubtedly drawing an analogy with the sub-block starting
> at U+1F645, which includes various drawings of people and monkeys bowing
> and slouching and throwing their hands up in the air à la Taio Cruz.
> If these drawings are characters, then it might be hard to argue that
> PERSON WITH HAND OVER FACE isn't one too. But then, that's what we asked
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
> RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ is dot gd slash 2kf0s
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