FYI: More emoji from Chrome

Asmus Freytag asmusf at
Wed Apr 2 05:19:08 CDT 2014

On 4/2/2014 1:42 AM, Christopher Fynn wrote:
> 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.

One wonders why the Japanese, who already know Han ideographs, took to 
emoji as they did....

> 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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