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Re: Entering emojis

From: Howard Melman
Subject: Re: Entering emojis
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 21:38:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (darwin)

Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com> writes:

> Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com> writes:
> I think that most users will just assume that emojis are broken and move
> on.  Maybe some will soldier on and find the fix.  I very nearly didn't.

FWIW I use the mac port (aka carbon port) of Emacs 27.2 and
emojis "just work" reasonably well.

> Also, and I'm sorry in advance, but can we please change the text to
> something understandable?
>      ** New character script 'emoji' has been created.
>      Various blocks of codepoints have been split out of the 'symbol'
>      script into their own 'emoji' script to allow easier specification of
>      their treatment.  Which codepoints are treated as emoji is derived
>      from the Unicode specifications.
> Uh, what?  I have no idea what practical difference any of the words in
> the above would make.  Blocks of codepoints?  What is a 'symbol' script?
> Am I a horrible programmer and human being if I don't know what any of
> this means?

I've been using emacs since the 1980s, on a mac since 2005,
and I don't really know what any of that means either.

> Unless of course this is only of interest to actual Unicode experts, in
> which case ignore me and carry on.



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