On Fri, Oct 14, 2016, at 01:54, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
Good luck with that last one. Even if you could convince the Chinese and Japanese to swap to ASCII, I'd like to see you pry the emoji out of the young folk's phones.
This is actually probably the one part of this proposal that *is* feasible. While encoding emoji as a single character each makes sense for a culture that already uses thousands of characters; before they existed the English-speaking software industry already had several competing "standards" emerging for encoding them as sequences of ASCII characters.