Emoji characters for food allergens
gwalla at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 13:26:35 CDT 2015
Well, there are several emoji for various items encountered in daily
life, and I think the reasoning is that allergens are important things
to refer to because of their health effects. It's a bit of a leap to
say that means there's a need for dedicated pictograms though. I
agree, it does seem to be putting the cart before the horse.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 6:00 AM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> I do NOT understand the rationale.
> Emojis are not for labelling things. They’re for the playful expression of emotions.
> Standardized symbols for allergens might be useful, if there were a textual use for them.
>> On 26 Jul 2015, at 06:05, Garth Wallace <gwalla at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 9:43 AM, William_J_G Overington
>> <wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>>> Emoji characters for food allergens
>>> An interesting document entitled
>>> Preliminary proposal to add emoji characters for food allergens
>>> by Hiroyuki Komatsu
>>> was added into the UTC (Unicode Technical Committee) Document Register
>>> This is a welcome development.
>> I'm skeptical. I understand the rationale, but several of the proposed
>> characters are essentially SMALL PILE OF BROWN DOTS and would be
>> difficult to distinguish at typical sizes.
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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