Emoji (was: Re: Unicode block for programming related symbols and codepoints?)
Mark Davis ☕️
mark at macchiato.com
Tue Feb 10 10:48:34 CST 2015
> In what character encoding standard, or extension, does ROBOT FACE appear?
Unicode has never been limited to what is in other character encoding
standard or extensions, "official" or de facto.
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*
On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 9:16 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> Shervin Afshar <shervinafshar at gmail dot com> wrote:
> >> There is no longer any requirement that the robot faces and
> >> burritos appear first in any sort of industry character set
> >> extension, with which Unicode is then obliged to maintain
> >> compatibility.
> > Only if you don't consider existing usage and popular requests as
> > requirement and precedence; for example Gmail had Robot Face for a
> > long time.
> I said there was no longer a requirement *that the items appear first in
> an industry character set extension*, right?
> In what character encoding standard, or extension, does ROBOT FACE
> appear? "Gmail has it" is not a character encoding standard. Neither is
> "People want to see it."
> "Most popularly requested," as a criterion for adding a character, is
> absolutely new to Unicode. Earlier I wrote privately to a Unicode
> officer about whether PERSON TAKING SELFIE and GIRL TWERKING and PERSON
> DUMPING ICE BUCKET OVER HEAD would be ephemeral enough, and got no
> reply. (What, you've forgotten the ice-bucket craze already? That's
> exactly why "most popular at the moment" wasn't supposed to be a
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