Why so much emoji nonsense?

Erik Pedersen via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Wed Feb 14 02:53:28 CST 2018

Dear Unicode Digest list members,

Emoji, in my opinion, are almost entirely outside the scope of the Unicode project. Unlike text composed of the world’s traditional alphabetic, syllabic, abugida or CJK characters, emoji convey no utilitarian and unambiguous information content. Let us, therefore, abandon Emoji support in Unicode as a project that failed. If corporations want to maintain support for Emoji, let’s require them to use only the Private Use Area and, henceforth, confine Unicode expansion to attested characters from so far unsupported scripts.

Kind regards,
Erik Bjørn Pedersen — Victoria, B.C., Canada

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