Re: Emoji

From: Christopher Fynn <>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:46:11 +0600

On 02/04/2014, William_J_G Overington <> wrote:
> For me, an important aspect of emoji is that they are independent of
> language.

Emoji seem fairly culturally specific. (Maybe the mobile-phone
messaging culture.) Kind of shorthand expressions which may be used
with several languages - but not independent of language. I suspect
some of them already convey one thing to a Japanese teenager and quite
another to an American. And if you showed these symbols many people
in other countries they wouldn't have a clue as to what they are
supposed to mean.
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