Dear Unicode Digest list members,

Emoji, in my opinion, are almost entirely outside the scope of the Unicode 
project. Unlike text composed of the world’s traditional alphabetic, syllabic, 
abugida or CJK characters, emoji convey no utilitarian and unambiguous 
information content. Let us, therefore, abandon Emoji support in Unicode as a 
project that failed. If corporations want to maintain support for Emoji, let’s 
require them to use only the Private Use Area and, henceforth, confine Unicode 
expansion to attested characters from so far unsupported scripts.

Kind regards,
Erik Bjørn Pedersen — Victoria, B.C., Canada

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