On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 01:42:34PM +1300, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> >That's because some sequence of characters
> >is being wrongly interpreted as an emoticon by the client software.
> The only thing wrong here is that the client software
> is trying to interpret the emoticons.
> Emoticons are for *humans* to interpret, not software.
> Subtlety and cleverness is part of their charm. If you
> blatantly replace them with explicit images, you crush
I agree with you. But so long as people want, or at least phone and
software developers think people want, graphical smiley faces and
dancing paperclips and piles of poo, then emoticons are a distictly more
troublesome way of dealing with them.
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