Comment in a leading German newspaper regarding the way UTC and Apple handle Emoji as an attack on Free Speech

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Aug 27 12:15:11 CDT 2016

Ken Whistler wrote:

> I would contend that encoding wildly popular and extensively used
> little pictographs as characters makes a whole lot more sense in the
> abstract than encoding box-drawing graphic pieces for completely
> obsolete screen technology ever did.

Though to be fair, the screen technology was a lot less "completely 
obsolete" in 1991, when the box drawing characters were encoded (Unicode 
1.0), than it is today.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | 

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