Abstract emoji as applied modern art
shervinafshar at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 15:41:57 CDT 2014
I am a bit confused about the definitions of "modern art" and "emoji" here:
- Are QR, USAF 1951, ISO 12233, variety of fiducial markers (including
ISO-233-based OCR block U+2440-244A), and bar-codes also "applied modern
- Should Control Pictures (U+2400-243F) be considered emoji as well, simply
because they have a graphic representation?
On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 3:27 AM, William_J_G Overington <
wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Abstract emoji as applied modern art
> Suppose that there are three abstract emoji defined.
> These are designated as ae78901, ae78902 and ae78903.
> Suppose that they can each be communicated within a plain text message by
> either a graphic or by a markup bubble constructed of a sequence of plain
> text characters.
> Please find three graphic files attached to this post, showing the designs
> for the abstract emoji. These particular glyphs are each designed as a bit
> map design on a 7 by 7 grid. The graphic files are presented as 16 pixel by
> 16 pixel png files, made using the Microsoft Paint program, in the hope
> that that size will be of practical use.
> Suppose that the markup bubble for the three abstract emoji is
> respectively as follows.
> Each markup bubble is nine characters, namely two colons, five digits then
> a colon and a semicolon.
> Suppose that the Localization Label in English for the three abstract
> emoji is respectively as follows.
> The following person is staying at your hotel.
> Please deliver the following message to that person.
> The message is now complete.
> Suppose that an example of use is as follows.
> Margaret Gattenford
> Dear Margaret
> The framed print that you ordered has now arrived.
> Yours sincerely
> The message, in this example in English, could be in any language that can
> be represented using Unicode.
> The hotel staff do not need to be able to understand the language used in
> the message in order to deliver it, all they need is to understand the
> meaning of the abstract emoji glyphs and be able to recognize the 789
> sequences if the abstract emoji arrive in abstract text form.
> In speech, when referring to a 789 sequence, please say, "seven-eight-nine
> sequence", localized into your own language.
> The graphic files each show the glyph with a white border around them. If
> implementing the glyphs in an OpenType font please align the lower black
> edge of the glyph with the baseline of the font. The glyphs in the font
> would be unmapped and accessed by glyph substitution in the dlig table of
> the font using the nine-character markup bubble.
> The markup bubble sequences have been designed so as to be, as far as is
> possible, language and script independent.
> The designs are abstract yet sometimes influenced. For example, the
> designs for ae78902 and ae78903 are influenced by quotation marks.
> This is intended as an open experiment.
> Readers are welcome, if they so choose, to post a Localization Label for
> each of the three glyphs using whichever language they choose and to make
> fonts including the glyphs.
> Readers are also welcome, if they so choose, to design and post more
> abstract emoji.
> William Overington
> 20 August 2014
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