RFC 8369 on Internationalizing IPv6 Using 128-Bit Unicode

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Tue Apr 3 14:57:34 CDT 2018

On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 03:49:51 +0200
Philippe Verdy via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:

> It's fun to consider the introdroduction (after emojis) of imojis,
> amojis, umojis and omojis for individual people (or named pets),
> alien species (E.T. wants to be able to call home with his own
> language and script !), unknown things, and obfuscated entities. Also
> fun for new "trollface" characters. In fact you could represent every
> individual or even single atom in the universe that has ever created
> since the BingBang !
> But unlike peoples and social entities, characters to encode don't
> grow exponentially but still linearily at a slowing speed.

Ultimately, the number of literate species will grow as the cube of
time.  It's just that so far, we are only addressing one species'
scripts and are mostly clearing the backlog.  It seems that most new
characters, as opposed to newly encoded characters, are emoji.


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