On 12 April 2014 16:54, William_J_G Overington <wjgo_10009_at_btinternet.com>wrote:
> Would it be good, for an emoji that is not encoded in regular Unicode, to
> include mention of the possibility of transmission by markup bubble,
> rendered upon reception as an unmapped glyph by an OpenType colour font?
> For example, as nine Unicode characters.
> COLON COLON U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 COLON SEMICOLON
> This would perhaps not always allow new emoji to be added as quickly as
> with embedded graphics, yet with this technique, the message could be
> archived as plain text and would be searchable and text-to-speech would be
> possible at the receiving end.
I don't think anything like what you suggest would be feasible, or
Longer term, I think the most feasible approach is the interchange of
embedded graphics, which can always have alt values (at least in html) for
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