FYI: More emoji from Chrome

Koji Ishii kojiishi at
Wed Apr 2 06:05:22 CDT 2014

On Apr 2, 2014, at 7:19 PM, Asmus Freytag <asmusf at> wrote:

> 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....

All the ancient emoji characters we inherited from our ancestors were already turned into Han ideographs like this[1][2], so we needed new ones to add more Han ideographs in next centuries ;)



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