Re: Upside Down Fu character

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:25:36 -0800

On 1/9/2012 2:40 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Asmus,
> 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
> it.
> 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.
Thank you Doug. That summary captures it very nicely, especially your
last paragraph.

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