Re: Emoticons

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Thu Oct 18 2007 - 12:37:50 CDT

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    On 18 Oct 2007, at 15:44, Doug Ewell wrote:

    >> Anyway, a list of emoticons, collected from some email program
    >> (Eudora?):
    > I'm almost afraid to check and see how many of these are in the
    > Emoji proposal.

    Yeah, it was just a FYI :-). (And the "big boy" emoticon seems
    amiss :-).)

    BTW, the only "official" (whatever that means) Internet emoticon
    defined, I think was the ":-)", and I thought it originally meant
    "please don't be offended by this" or something, and not as a
    substitute for the markup <joke>...</joke>. :-)

    Knuth in his "TeX Book" pointed out that one can also use
    mathematical style:
       Joke 3.4.7. ...
    And a truly dedicated mathematician will add:
       Proof. ... ∎

       Hans Åberg

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