Why so much emoji nonsense?

James Kass via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Thu Feb 15 20:46:16 CST 2018

Phake Nick wrote,

> By the standard of "if one can't string word together that speak for
> themselves can use otger media", then we can scrap Unicode and simply use
> voice recording for all the purposes. →_→

Not for me, I can still type faster than I can talk.  Besides, voice
recordings are all about communicating by stringing words together.

>> These are rhetorical questions.
> Tonal emoticon for telephone or voice transmission? There are tones for
> voice based transmission system
> And yes, there are limits in these technology which make teleconferencing
> still not all that popular and people still have to fly across the world
> just to attend all different sort of meetings.

At least, that's what they tell their accountants and tax people, right?

> Emoji is part of the literacy. Remember that Japanese writing system use
> ideographic characters plus kana, it won't be odd to add yet another set of
> pictographic writing system in line to express what you don't want to spell
> out.

Yes, it's a done deal.  For better or for worse.

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