RE: Upside Down Fu character

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:40:16 -0700


I think I see your point. Certainly I didn't intend to take the
experience of encoding the emoji characters and promote it as some sort
of preferred path for getting characters encoded in Unicode. Far from

Rather, I was trying to describe the use case for the emoji symbols:
someone (the Japanese telcos) had made them available for use in the
context of plain-text, and a seemingly large population had actually
used them that way. Whether they were actually *implemented* as
plain-text characters (in the PUA of Shift-JIS), or as some sort of
inline images, is not the point.

I think the case would need to be made, as is usually necessary for
either formal or informal character proposals, that there is actually a
non-trivial population that wants or needs to use the proposed
"character" as plain text.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | | @DougEwell ­
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