Python Unicode handling wins again -- mostly

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sat Nov 30 08:41:16 CET 2013

On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:37:17 -0500, Roy Smith wrote:

> So, who am I to argue with the people who decided that I needed to be
> able to type a "PILE OF POO" character.

Blame the Japanese for that. Apparently some of the biggest users of 
Unicode are the various Japanese mobile phone manufacturers, TV stations, 
map makers and similar. So there's a large number of symbols and emoji 
(emoticons) specifically added for them, presumably because they pay big 
dollars to the Unicode Consortium and therefore get a lot of influence in 
what gets added.


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