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RE: [svg-developers] Emoji Unicode

From: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 10:09:53 -0400
To: "'www-svg'" <www-svg@w3.org>
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Several folks pointed out the error of my note yesterday about the relation
between Emoji and Unicode (sorry about the neural misfire - most days of the
week, I do know better).


Nevertheless, some of my questions still remain:

1.       Does anyone know of SVG fonts or TTF or WOFF descriptions of the
Emoji emoticons (Unicode http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf   )?

2.       Would not the gradient-rich, color-rich versions of these glyphs
provide another use case for SVG fonts over WOFF? I suspect the extant
mobile versions are GIF or PNG or animated GIF.

Suppose we are looking for a gestural language that would allow quicker
translation than a keyboard of ideas into writing (as with, for example
accelerometer-drawn ASL). Then is it not conceivable that the canonical set
of semantic primitives could consist not just of monochromatic path geometry
alone, but rather of richer colored, textured and even animated objects? A
canonical writing system (that is no longer dependent upon paper) might ,in
fact, demand animation (ASL certainly does and conveys more information per
unit of time than speech). And if so, should that animation not be borne
declaratively and proximal to the object rather than as a style or script
seems, if so?


That's what I was really meaning to talk about.





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