adam's grump of the day: icons in fonts (was Re: web-assets-httpd stuck in limbo?)

Chris Murphy lists at
Thu Jan 16 21:38:19 UTC 2014

On Jan 16, 2014, at 1:41 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 09:13:03AM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> Then get the Unicode people sign off on treating your special special
>> characters as text, otherwise it's just an abuse of the system. If all
>> the people who want to do this get together and get a set of agreed upon
>> generic icon 'types' defined as Unicode code points - 'U+B540 is a
>> preferences icon', or what the heck ever - then fine. As long as people
>> are just making it up as they go along, they're 'embracing and
>> extending'. 
> Well, it does seem that they're using the Private Use Areas, which are
> specfically reserved for basically this purpose.
> The other thing -- getting unicode to include standard symbols -- is
> happening. That's why we have πŸ’© . Yay standards!

Oh man. Change that to 144pt. Is it chocolate soft serve with a smile? Or is it Mr. Hanky's cousin?

Right-click on it> Show Font > Apple Color Emoji > Character

Character Name? PILE OF POO

Hahaha. Oh so many bad ideas made into a standard here…

πŸ‘Œ This does not mean OK in many countries!
πŸ‘ This can also be a crude gesture.
πŸ‘ƒ This is just bad graphics.

Pine decoration, custard, bento box, and wind chime. Standards. Oh boy.

Chris Murphy 

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