Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final

Mark E. Shoulson mark at kli.org
Tue Mar 28 20:31:39 CDT 2017

Kind of have to agree with Doug here. Either support the mechanism or 
don't.  Saying "wellllllll, you CAN do this if you WANT to" always 
implies a "...but you probably shouldn't."  Why even bother making it a 

On 03/28/2017 02:41 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> "Even though it is possible to support the US states, or any subset of
> them, implementations don’t have to." Well, of course they don't.
> Implementations don't have to support the three British flags either if
> they don't want to, or any national flags or other emoji, or any
> particular character for that matter. The superfluous statement is
> easily reduced to "Don't do this."

That's a pretty good re-statement.


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