Saturday, October 10, 2015

An urgent letter

Who's with me? Let's help some Silicon Valley bureaucrats have a more interesting day.



Any letters or postcards you choose to share with me will be posted below.

Thanks to Peter E. for his swift typewritten action!


Zoltán C. contributes a petition in Serbian:



8 comments:

  1. Certainly a typewriter would be far more useful than the "Lion Face".

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    1. And that is a set of smiling and laughing faces, in case it doesn't show up for anyone.

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  2. a few possibilities :)
    (!!!)
    [!!!]
    _///
    =||
    ||=
    |=
    (!!)
    [!!]
    |!!|

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  3. You may have already researched this, but it turns out that it's possible to submit a specific application for an emoji character to be added to the standard. The generic instructions are here: and the parts that apply only to emoji are here: It looks as though the right way to move things forward would be to submit a formal proposal, probably after working through the emoji selection guidelines and at least preparing an argument why the typewriter would meet them. On my first read, I think it looks like we'd have a fairly strong case.

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    1. Thanks, but it looks like your links disappeared.

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    2. Oops. Let's try this: http://unicode.org/pending/proposals.html and http://www.unicode.org/emoji/selection.html perhaps?

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