On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:16 AM James Kass via Unicode <unicode@unicode.org>

> That's one way of looking at it.  Another way would be that the emoji
> were definitely outside the scope of the Unicode project as encoding
> them violated Unicode's initial encoding principles.

They were characters being interchanged as text in current use. They are
more inside the scope than many of the line-drawing characters for 8-bit
computers that have been there since day one, and analogous to many of the
dingbats that have also been there since day one.

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