Re: Emoji end goal

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:33:48 -0700

gfb hjjhjh wrote:

> So, according to the emoji FAQ
> <>,
> the end goal of emoji is to have no emoji? Or something like
> Softbank's escape sequence?
>> Q: What is the longer term plan for emoji?
>> A: The Unicode Consortium encourages the use of embedded graphics
>> (a.k.a. "stickers") as a longer-term solution, since they allow much
>> more freedom of expression. See Longer Term Solutions
>> <> in UTR #51
>> <>.

There is a new emoji proposal [1] that cites the existence of "many apps
and sticker packs" with the proposed image as one rationale for encoding
it as a character. If ESC accepts this rationale, then the passage in
UTR #51 cited above will not only be incorrect, it will have been turned
on its ear.


Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US |
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