Abstract emoji as applied modern art

From: William_J_G Overington <wjgo_10009_at_btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:27:51 +0100

Abstract emoji as applied modern art Suppose that there are three abstract emoji defined. These are designated as ae78901, ae78902 and ae78903. Suppose that they can each be communicated within a plain text message by either a graphic or by a markup bubble constructed of a sequence of plain text characters. Please find three graphic files attached to this post, showing the designs for the abstract emoji. These particular glyphs are each designed as a bit map design on a 7 by 7 grid. The graphic files are presented as 16 pixel by 16 pixel png files, made using the Microsoft Paint program, in the hope that that size will be of practical use. Suppose that the markup bubble for the three abstract emoji is respectively as follows. ::78901:; ::78902:; ::78903:; Each markup bubble is nine characters, namely two colons, five digits then a colon and a semicolon. Suppose that the Localization Label in English for the three abstract emoji is respectively as follows. The following person is staying at your hotel. Please deliver the following message to that person. The message is now complete. Suppose that an example of use is as follows. ::78901:; Margaret Gattenford ::78902:; Dear Margaret The framed print that you ordered has now arrived. Yours sincerely Albert ::78903:; The message, in this example in English, could be in any language that can be represented using Unicode. The hotel staff do not need to be able to understand the language used in the message in order to deliver it, all they need is to understand the meaning of the abstract emoji glyphs and be able to recognize the 789 sequences if the abstract emoji arrive in abstract text form. In speech, when referring to a 789 sequence, please say, "seven-eight-nine sequence", localized into your own language. The graphic files each show the glyph with a white border around them. If implementing the glyphs in an OpenType font please align the lower black edge of the glyph with the baseline of the font. The glyphs in the font would be unmapped and accessed by glyph substitution in the dlig table of the font using the nine-character markup bubble. The markup bubble sequences have been designed so as to be, as far as is possible, language and script independent. The designs are abstract yet sometimes influenced. For example, the designs for ae78902 and ae78903 are influenced by quotation marks. This is intended as an open experiment. Readers are welcome, if they so choose, to post a Localization Label for each of the three glyphs using whichever language they choose and to make fonts including the glyphs. Readers are also welcome, if they so choose, to design and post more abstract emoji. William Overington 20 August 2014

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