Emoji end goal

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Fri Oct 14 10:33:48 CDT 2016

gfb hjjhjh wrote:

> So, according to the emoji FAQ
> <http://unicode.org/faq/emoji_dingbats.html>,
> the end goal of emoji is to have no emoji? Or something like
> Softbank's escape sequence?
>> Q: What is the longer term plan for emoji?
>> A: The Unicode Consortium encourages the use of embedded graphics
>> (a.k.a. "stickers") as a longer-term solution, since they allow much
>> more freedom of expression. See Longer Term Solutions
>> <http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/#Longer_Term> in UTR #51
>> <http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/>.

There is a new emoji proposal [1] that cites the existence of "many apps
and sticker packs" with the proposed image as one rationale for encoding
it as a character. If ESC accepts this rationale, then the passage in
UTR #51 cited above will not only be incorrect, it will have been turned
on its ear.

[1] http://www.unicode.org/L2/L2016/16280-breastfeeding-emoji.pdf 
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org

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