On Fri, Oct 14, 2016, at 01:54, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Good luck with that last one. Even if you could convince the Chinese and 
> Japanese to swap to ASCII, I'd like to see you pry the emoji out of the 
> young folk's phones.

This is actually probably the one part of this proposal that *is*
feasible. While encoding emoji as a single character each makes sense
for a culture that already uses thousands of characters; before they
existed the English-speaking software industry already had several
competing "standards" emerging for encoding them as sequences of ASCII
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