Thoughts on Emoji Selection Process

Julian Bradfield via Unicode unicode at
Sat Aug 11 07:21:13 CDT 2018

On 2018-08-11, Charlotte Buff via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:
> There is no semantic difference between a softball and a baseball. They are
> literally the same object, just in slightly different sizes. There isn’t a
> semantic difference between a squirrel and a chipmunk either (mainly
> because they don’t represent anything beyond their own identities just like
> the majority of modern emoji inventions), but at the very least they are
> *different things*.

I think you don't understand the meaning of "semantic", "literally",
or "the same". Which is a pity, because I'm all in sympathy with your
general attitude to emoji and Unicode.

I'm not just being pedantic - I can't even work out what you're
attempting to say in this paragraph.

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