Emoji characters for food allergens

Martin J. Dürst duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Wed Jul 29 20:06:43 CDT 2015

On 2015/07/29 23:27, Andrew West wrote:
> On 29 July 2015 at 14:42, William_J_G Overington

>> My diet can include soya
> There already is, you can write "My diet can include soya".
> If you are likely to swell up and die if you eat a peanut (for
> example), you will not want to trust your life to an emoji picture of
> a peanut which could be mistaken for something else

Yes, in the worst case for something like "I like peanuts".

> or rendered as a
> square box for the recipient.  There may be a case to be made for
> encoding symbols for food allergens for labelling purposes, but there
> is no case for encoding such symbols as a form of symbolic language
> for communication of dietary requirements.
> Andrew
> .

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