FYI: More emoji from Chrome

Ilya Zakharevich nospam-abuse at
Tue Apr 1 11:43:43 CDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 09:01:39AM +0200, Mark Davis ☕️ wrote:
> More emoji from Chrome:
> with video:

I do not know… The demos leave me completely unimpressed: emoji — by
their nature — require higher resolution than text, so an emoji for
“pie” does not save any place comparing to the word itself.  So the
impact of this on everyday English-languare communication would not be
in any way beneficial.

However, this MAY be a beginning of revolution in scientific
communication.  Science-and-about publications contains very long
words in abundance, and it is HERE where impact of emojification
should be felt the most!  So I think the task of emojification of
scientific terms — be it “secularization”, “gamma-globulin”, or
“derived ∞-category” — should be at elevated priority in the Unicode

The general public often considers scientific publications are too
dense, and does not bother to read many scienific journals.  What
Google did is a beginning of a major step forward in making
contemporary science (finally!) accessible to general public.


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