RE: The rapid … erosion of definition ability

Peter Constable petercon at
Mon Nov 17 23:39:39 CST 2014

That would be a bit like our forebears having said, “It’s ridiculous to call them ‘tomatoes’ outside Mexico. They’re just big berries, and that’s it.” That observation may have been true, but also beside the point if, in practice, the Europeans found it convenient and chose to call them ‘tomatoes’.


From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at] On Behalf Of Andreas Stötzner
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:09 AM
To: Mark Davis ☕️
Cc: unicode at
Subject: Re: The rapid … erosion of definition ability

Am 17.11.2014 um 08:35 schrieb Mark Davis ☕️:

IT’S EASY TO DISMISS EMOJI. They are, at first glance, ridiculous

The only ridiculous thing is to name them “Emoji” outside Japan.
They’re just signs and that’s it.

          Andreas Stötzner.


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