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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · April
· · · · 21 (1 entry)

Emoji · We Anglophones enjoy a living language but are stuck with a long-dead character set; are 26 letters really enough to last from now to the end of English? Others are more fortunate; Asians not only have more characters but get new ones. The brand-new <a href='http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.0/'>Release 4.0</a> of Unicode defines 96,513 characters, of which the vast majority are Asian. This note is provoked by the <i>Emoji</i> phenomenon, worth a look in its own right, but the issues of languages and characters and their growth are big ones ...
 
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