Re: Facepalm gesture/emoticon proposal

From: Peter Edberg (
Date: Wed Mar 02 2011 - 12:34:12 CST

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    On Mar 2, 2011, at 9:34 AM, Leo Broukhis wrote:

    > On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:57 AM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:
    >> 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.
    > Unless a /Japanese/ phone provider adds it to the repertoire of symbols.

    My understanding is that new emoji added for mobile phone use in Japan or elsewhere in East Asia will be supported as embedded graphics, rather than encoded as plain text by a mobile phone carrier. It was the plain text encoding of the legacy core emoji set, and their resulting widespread interchange as plain text, that was a driver for encoding them in Unicode. There is no such driver for arbitrary graphic images that may be interchanged as such.

    - Peter E


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