Unicode Shortcomings

The evolution of emoji is impressive and fascinating, but it makes for an uncomfortable contrast when other pictorial writing systems – the most commonly-used writing systems on the planet – are on the chopping block. We have an unambiguous, cross-platform way to represent “PILE OF POO” (💩), while we’re still debating which of the 1.2 billion native Chinese speakers deserve to spell their own names correctly.

via I Can Text You A Pile of Poo, But I Can’t Write My Name by Aditya Mukerjee | Model View Culture.

A really eye opening look at Unicode’s missing content. A system which was designed to encode the languages of the world has some really gaping holes when it comes non western characters.

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