Re: A proportion with no solution?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Feb 17 2008 - 13:05:20 CST

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    Leo Broukhis <leob at mailcom dot com> wrote:

    > U+263A ☺ : U+2639 ☹ = U+263B ☻ : U+???? ?

    There is no U+xxxx BLACK FROWNING FACE because no such character existed
    in the legacy character sets that were used to help populate the
    Miscellaneous Symbols block.

    The current proposal [1] to encode emoji, or Japanese picture characters
    used in cell phone text messages, includes over three dozen variations
    on the smiley, such as ANGRY FACE, ANGUISHED FACE, ASTONISHED FACE, and
    so forth. There are additional symbols for heads, separate from the
    smileys, including BOYS HEAD and GIRLS HEAD and MAN WITH LONG MOUSTACHE
    and WOMAN WITH BUNNY EARS. However, there don't appear to be any
    specifically "black" facial images, so the imbalance claimed by Leo will
    likely continue.

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    Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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