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

James Kass jameskasskrv at
Sat Aug 27 19:08:21 CDT 2016

Comparing icons to box drawing characters is a non-starter.  BDCs were
included at the inception of Unicode because of the very encoding
principles which were scuttled in order to encode the icons.
Any vendor is free to provide any glyph for any character regardless of
propriety.  For example, a swastika could be shown whenever the star of
David is encoded.  Any vendor providing a glyph which doesn't represent the
meaning of the character is doing a disservice to its users.  Only a fool
would bring a squirt gun to a gun fight.

Best regards,

James Kass
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