Re: "Oh that's what you meant!: reducing emoji misunderstanding"

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:40:09 +0100

I would even add the Emojis are in fact a new separate language, written
with its own script, its own grammar/syntax, and its specific layout and
combinations (ligatured clusters, partly documented in Unicode) and
sometimes specificities about colors of rendering (e.g. the human skin
colors, or national flags if they are colorized).

I think it would merit a language code for itself. But you could use some
special language codes for notations, if "zxx" (no lingusitic content) is
not appropriate. (same remark about musical notations)

2016-11-18 7:06 GMT+01:00 James Kass <>:

> Philippe Verdy wrote,
> > There's no evident and universal way to convert
> > emojis to natural language ...
> Indeed. Emoji characters apparently mean whatever their users want them
> to mean. Such meanings may be perceived differently by various users or
> communities, as the subject line indicates, and these meanings are subject
> to change without notice. Any effort to standardize such a conversion
> seems doomed, but someone with funding would probably try it anyway.
> Best regards,
> James Kass
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