IUC 38 Keynote Presenter Announced!

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Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:41:44 -0700


Dr. Mark Davis


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*Dr. Mark Davis *

Unicode President and Co-Founder

The Unicode Consortium has announced that its president and co-founder,
Dr. Mark Davis, will deliver the keynote address at this year's
Internationalization &amp; Unicode Conference
<http://www.unicodeconference.org/> (IUC), November 3-5. Dr. Davis's
talk, /*Emoji: Past, Present, and Future*, /will discuss where emoji
came from, why they have gotten so popular, where they've gone wrong,
and what the future will bring.

"Emoji became very popular in Japan right after they were introduced in
1999," said Dr. Davis. "Once they were added to Unicode in 2010, they
became popular worldwide, used in modern mobile phones, texting systems,
email, and so on. For example, there were some 6,000 articles on emoji
in the month after Unicode 7.0 released, according to Google News."

Dr. Davis will explore the history of emoji, how they came to be added
to Unicode, how they are used in practice, and some of the deficiencies
that people see. For example, what about the lack of human diversity and
why isn't there a hot dog emoji? He will then illuminate some of the
future additions from Unicode and answer some of the most common
questions about emoji.

IUC is the premier event covering the latest in industry standards and
best practices for bringing software and Web applications to worldwide
markets. Subject areas include the global impact, programming practices,
fonts and rendering, and mobile computing. For the eighth year, Adobe
will be sponsoring the conference.

To view the full IUC agenda and to register, visit
www.unicodeconference.org <http://www.unicodeconference.org/>.


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