From: Christopher Fynn (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Mar 26 2011 - 00:17:24 CST
> 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.
Unless of course the manufacturer of some new popular communications
device decides to encode some graphics as text characters ...
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