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Unicode serves up bacon emoji

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The Pakistani Quranic marks will make it easier to issue a fatwa on the bacon.

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Well done

That's just the ticket - juxtaposition of Arabic/Quranic marks and bacon. Clickbait? Or a bid to be the next Salman Rushdie? ;)

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Re: Well done

Just getting up a head of steam for my novel "The Satanic Breakfasts".

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Re: Well done

Don't you mean "Salami Rushdie"?

/a-salami-ah-like-um

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WTF?

bug report

the shark is missing the laser

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Re: bug report

It also lacks a rider, so my favorite new sport Shark Rodeo is not represented very well at all. Epec failiers :P

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Go

Gorilla

Harambe

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Dictionary

Is there one?

Probably it would be irrelevant.

I wonder what these look like at about 16 point in monochrome sans or serif style?

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Re: Dictionary

Dictionaries are here: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/Unicode-9.0/

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Still doesn't seem to be a unicode character for a teapot though.

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You can have: teacup without handle U+1F375

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?

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Re: You can have: teacup without handle U+1F375

I just had the same post rejected too.Guess we'll need to stick with the established 2615 ☕ HOT BEVERAGE = tea or coffee, depending on locale

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What do you mean by teapot?

I thought there was …

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/12/ndonesian_comms_ministry_orders_gay_emoji_block/

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John Travolta emoji

I don't know how I managed to survive to this day without it...

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But yer h'nor

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:

Kiwi Fruit?

Monkey Nuts?

Waterway Obstruction, sorry, I mean shopping trolley?

Hay Fever??

Glass half full of white liquid [or whole milk]?

Pregnant blond girl's top half?

Either, or?

Dancing Queen?

Me, dribble?

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.

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Anonymous Coward

"Tumbler Glass"

That one with the ice? Heresy!

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Unicode a 'standard'?

Perhaps we should have a defined Unicode standard for the number of fingers on the human hand as these emoji designers can't seem to agree on the matter.

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Re: Unicode a 'standard'?

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.

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Conspiracy

The main stream media seem to be obsessed with emoji.

The media never do anything for no reason. Can an enlightened commentard explain how emoji are connected to bigger picture of political corruption, and global governance conspiracy?

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Re: Conspiracy

First, explain the need for emojis? For my needs, ASCII has served well. In some forums, emoticons are available but they're just a .gif to replace the ASCII.

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Streaky bacon?

If you change your language to English (UK) will you get proper back bacon instead?

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Re: Streaky bacon?

With rinds!

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Emojis are so ephemeral

I really don't see why it's Unicode's job to store silly little pictures which change from one week to the next.

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Re: Emojis are so ephemeral

If they don't work on Emoji they might have to do work on alphabets which are hard...

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Re: Emojis are so ephemeral

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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What's wrong with ASCII?

Worked for me for the last 52 years.

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Re: What's wrong with ASCII?

Thee and me both. If you're going to give me bacon, bloody tell me; don't expect me to recognise the same symbol that has been printed on hand driers for years.

Emojis have no place in the writings of civilised people.

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Re: What's wrong with ASCII?

Emojis have no place in the writings of civilised people.

Damned Egyptians bringing down the levels of literacy!

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Coat

Forget the bacon. It also seems to include a Bacardi emoji.

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There's a thingy shaped like a vegetable

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Yes, they got complaints and had to swap out the one which is a vegetable shaped like a "thingy."

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What, an apricot?

NO, a "THINGY!" *raises eyebrows*

OH, a "thingy!" Well, that will certainly spice up the wife's salad this evening!

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Finally...

http://emojipedia.org/martial-arts-uniform/

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Re: Finally...

I detect a cultural bias. Isn't this http://www.museumnetworkuk.co.uk/talking/images/main_imgs/wallace/buckhurstarmour.jpg

equally valid as a martial arts uniform?

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Anonymous Coward

They forgot one

"REEEEETARDED"

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Re: They forgot one

Any emoji will do for that.

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Re: They forgot one

> "REEEEETARDED"

Calm down, AC. I'm sure you'll get in next time.

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Surely the existing ≈ is close enough?

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Surely the existing ≈ is close enough?

Nope. You want to be able to print these on bacon dispensers hand-driers, so the bacon warm air symbol needs to be pointing down.

(Egad! I guess if you look for long enough, everything ≈ ≈)

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Re: Surely the existing ≈ is close enough?

There's nothing wrong with having to turn your head on it's side to read an emoticon/smiley/emoji :-)

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Re: Unicode has lots or letters on their side

≀≀ ∬ ⌇⌇ (a post must contain letters)

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Sure they have a shark, but where is its laser?

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@ John Tserkezis

Your objection has been unduly noted.

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I hate graphical emoji

character emoticons rule! Part of the fun is trying to work out what they mean and can reveal a lot about the sender B-{)#

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Trollface

Still no Ginger

This is just another form of bullying.

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