Emoji (was: Re: Unicode block for programming related symbols and codepoints?)

Alfred Zett alfred_z at web.de
Mon Feb 9 15:04:32 CST 2015

Doug Ewell:
> "Most popularly requested," as a criterion for adding a character, is 
> absolutely new to Unicode. Earlier I wrote privately to a Unicode 
> officer about whether PERSON TAKING SELFIE and GIRL TWERKING and 
> PERSON DUMPING ICE BUCKET OVER HEAD would be ephemeral enough, and got 
> no reply. (What, you've forgotten the ice-bucket craze already? That's 
> exactly why "most popular at the moment" wasn't supposed to be a 
> criterion.)

There is much truth in this.

I'll now leave the discussion, because it doesn't lead anywhere.

Best regards,

A. Z.

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