When
· 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 Re­lease 4.0 of Uni­code de­fines 96,513 char­ac­ter­s, of which the vast ma­jor­i­ty are Asian. This note is pro­voked by the Emo­ji 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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