FYI: More emoji from Chrome

Christopher Fynn chris.fynn at
Wed Apr 2 03:42:29 CDT 2014

Rather than Emoji it might be better if people learnt Han ideographs
which are also compact (and  a far more developed system of
communication than emoji). One  CJK character can also easily replace
dozens of Latin characters - which is what is being claimed for emoji.

On 02/04/2014, "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst at> wrote:
> Now that it's no longer April 1st (at least not here in Japan), I can
> add a (moderately) serious comment.
> On 2014/04/02 01:43, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
>> 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.
> This is somewhat different for Japanese (and languages with similar
> writing systems) because they have higher line height.
> Regards,   Martin.
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