ATG Quirkies: Emojis vs. Obscure Punctuation Marks

Inside “Emojigeddon…” a news post from BuzzFeed, warns that there is “trouble afoot inside the Emoji Council of Elders” or, at the very least, signs of a low-simmering schism.”

unicode logoWhat’s going on? Well, there’s some serious tension “at the Unicode Consortium — the 24-year-old organization that was established to develop standards for translating alphabets into code that can be read across all computers and operating systems.”  It seems that there’s a struggle between traditionalists focused on the computer encoding of scripts and the young turks who would rather spend their time setting standards for “the newer and most popular character sets: emojis.”

Want the full blow-by-blow? All you need to do is click and read the article. 

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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