Why unicode includes emoji



  • An interesting new video from Computerphile that explains why emoji are included in unicode. I've seen the question raised in topics here, but I wasn't going to attempt to find them using the site search...

    Emoji and the Levitating Businessman - Computerphile – 10:23
    — Computerphile



  • tl;dw?

    Fuck...over 10 minutes?



  • I'll summarise:

    1. Japanese mobile company was already having to use two bytes to send characters, so decided to add support for special characters which would be shown as images on other handsets from the same company.
    2. Other Japanese mobile companies liked the idea and decided to do their own versions.
    3. Unicode peeps came along to add Japanese characters to unicode to enable global communication.
    4. Japanese phone companies wanted emoji to be added so they wouldn't lose functionality by switching to unicode.
    5. Western companies added support over time.
    6. Racism means that lots more emojis have just been added.
    7. They added freaking wingdings.


  • I always thought they just looked at all the space they had and thought "Why the fuck not?"



  • @cartman82 said:

    I always thought they just looked at all the space they had and thought "Why the fuck not?"

    Well, I've watched a video and am therefore an expert in the subject, so I can safely say that you're wrong.


  • sockdevs

    Does it explain why Egyptian hieroglyphics are present too? I mean, 10 minutes is a long time.



  • Yes, there's even another language that nobody can translate which is represented.

    It's so that any character from any language can be encoded. It's understandable from a text sharing point of view, but the emoji don't really fit.



  • Anyway, you should all watch it. There's a mildly amusing poop joke.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Arantor said:

    Does it explain why Egyptian hieroglyphics are present too? I mean, 10 minutes is a long time.

    The Unicode committee have a boner for representing any written language that any humans have ever used to actually communicate with each other. There's a real danger that they'll end up having to use Tengwar and Klingon; some people are starting to use those for real communication (instead of as something made up for a book/film).



  • How can I get these unicode character to print in a loop?
    The Range: 0900–097F



  • @Nagesh said:

    How can I get these unicode character to print in a loop?The Range: 0900–097F

    $results = array();
    
    for ($i = 0x0900; $i <= 0x097F; $i++)
    {
        switch ($i)
        {
            case 0x0900:
                $results[0x0900] = mb_convert_encoding(pack('n', 0x0900),
                        'UTF-8', 'UTF-16BE');
                break;
            case 0x0901:
                $results[0x0901] = mb_convert_encoding(pack('n', 0x0901),
                        'UTF-8', 'UTF-16BE');
                break;
            case 0x0902:
                $results[0x0902] = mb_convert_encoding(pack('n', 0x0902),
                        'UTF-8', 'UTF-16BE');
                break;
    
            // I'll let you fill in the rest
        }
    }


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  • Are you getting same output as me?



  • @Nagesh said:

    Are you getting same output as me?

    Why are you talking to yourself?



  • I am talking to you @Keith



  • Oh. No, I think it may have gone wrong, @Nagesh.

    I've just created this website to share my results with you:



  • I am hoping to see Hindi letter getting output, but I am double sad to see this.

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  • If you highlight the second to last line just right, you can shift the location of the tennis ball looking glyph to the previous line. That's a trip.

    Actually, it looks like it's not limited to just that character, selecting rapidly and dragging around shifts a lot of those characters around.



  • @Matches said:

    If you highlight the second to last line just right, you can shift the location of the tennis ball looking glyph to the previous line. That's a trip.

    Post screen shot for dumber person like me to understand.




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