On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 10:56 PM, Random832 <random...@fastmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> characters.


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