James Kass via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Thu Jan 24 10:33:39 CST 2019
> Maybe I should have said emoji are fan-driven.
That works. Here's the previous assertion rephrased:
We should no more expect the conventional Unicode character encoding
model to apply to emoji than we should expect the old-fashioned text
ranges to become fan-driven.
And if we don't want the text ranges to become fan driven, as pointed
out by Martin Dürst and others, we take a cautious and conservative
approach to moving forward with the standard.
Veering back on-topic, the anti fan driven aversion doesn't apply to
encoding italics, although /fans/ would benefit. There's pre-existing
conventions for italics, and a scholar with the credentials of Victor
Gaultney should be able to make a credible proposal for encoding them.
I hope we haven't overwhelmed him with a surplus of rhetoric.
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