Updated emoji working draft
wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com
Sat Apr 12 09:54:54 CDT 2014
at present includes the following.
The longer-term goal for implementations should be to support embedded graphics. That would allow arbitrary emoji characters, and not be dependent on additional Unicode encoding.
Would it be good, for an emoji that is not encoded in regular Unicode, to include mention of the possibility of transmission by markup bubble, rendered upon reception as an unmapped glyph by an OpenType colour font?
For example, as nine Unicode characters.
COLON COLON U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 COLON SEMICOLON
This would perhaps not always allow new emoji to be added as quickly as with embedded graphics, yet with this technique, the message could be archived as plain text and would be searchable and text-to-speech would be possible at the receiving end.
12 April 2014
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