Why so much emoji nonsense?

Christoph Päper via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Thu Feb 15 08:16:28 CST 2018

James Kass via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>:
> Martin J. Dürst 
>> The original Japanese cell phone carrier emoji where defined in the
>> unassigned area of Shift_JIS, not Unicode.
> Thank you (and another list member) for reminding that it was
> originally hacked SJIS rather than proper PUA Unicode.

Japanese telcos were also not the first to use this space for pictographs and ideographs. Look at Sharp electronic typewriters from the early 1990s for instance (which can also be considered laptop computers), e.g. WD-A521 or WD-A551 or WD-A750. They already included much of what later became J-Phone / Vodafone / Softbank emojis.

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