From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 02 2011 - 10:57:40 CST
Mark Davis 🙌 <mark at macchiato dot com> wrote:
> 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'.
OK, so the answer to lohmatii's question is no, he shouldn't expect the
so-called "facepalm" and "double facepalm" to be encoded in the Unicode
"gesture symbols area" any time soon.
-- 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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