The Pakistani Quranic marks will make it easier to issue a fatwa on the bacon.
On 21 June, the world will become a slightly more agreeable place with the release of Unicode 9.0 - not because the standard will offer "Arabic characters to support Bravanese and Warsh, which are used in North and West Africa, along with Pakistani Quranic marks" and "significant updates to segmentation algorithms", but rather …
I was hoping for the laser hazard symbol. Poison, radiation, biohazard and high voltage are available, but not laser. The closest is sixteen pointed asterisk: ✺ U+273A
I thought I was going to get away with putting a teacup symbol in the title. It worked in preview, but got caught when I clicked submit. Anyone got a list of vulture friendly code points?
It depends on context whatever communication system is used be it words, code, gifs, cartoons, photographs, films, games, etc...
I'd like to know what the imagined context is for these emoji:
Waterway Obstruction, sorry, I mean shopping trolley?
Glass half full of white liquid [or whole milk]?
Pregnant blond girl's top half?
Was that untrue?
Velv's Gorilla Harambe is poignant..
.. since such a fine emoji of a silverback has been released - pun double intended.
I've now spoken for a minute without deviation, distraction, interruption or unintelligible emojis.
The reason for that is the old animation studios could crank out more cells if they didn't spend too much time on the artwork, so four fingers became a standard for human looking hands in cartoons. I find five fingered hands in cartoons to be quite odd looking, so I think they were onto something. It's just a thing, not a corn-spire-acy. Don't waste a beautiful Friday thinking about such things. Take off the tinfoil hat and let some cosmic rays and spy satellite microwave beams soothe your jangled nerves, friend.
There are a couple of better choices. Chinese has plenty of pictograms, with the bonus that if people use them, they might be able to read a few words of Chinese. Chinese letters are often simplified for writing with a brush to the point that they are too abstract to guess. Egyptian hieroglyphs are much more recognisable, but fewer people have ancient language fonts installed than Chinese.
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