FYI: More emoji from Chrome

Asmus Freytag asmusf at
Wed Apr 2 07:02:54 CDT 2014

On 4/2/2014 4:05 AM, Koji Ishii wrote:
> On Apr 2, 2014, at 7:19 PM, Asmus Freytag <asmusf at> wrote:
>> On 4/2/2014 1:42 AM, Christopher Fynn wrote:
>>> Rather than Emoji it might be better if people learnt Han ideographs
>>> which are also compact (and  a far more developed system of
>>> communication than emoji). One  CJK character can also easily replace
>>> dozens of Latin characters - which is what is being claimed for emoji.
>> One wonders why the Japanese, who already know Han ideographs, took to emoji as they did....
> All the ancient emoji characters we inherited from our ancestors were already turned into Han ideographs like this[1][2], so we needed new ones to add more Han ideographs in next centuries ;)
You may be on to something :)
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> /koji

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