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[Discuss] emoji in my url

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:08:25AM -0400, Eric Chadbourne wrote:
> I just noticed that you can have an emoji URL. I'm I just old or is this moronic?
> The url bar should contain plain text and obscure nothing, else how do you know where you are?

Unicode is plain text for the rest of the world.

That said, choosing a domain name that isn't easily typable
by your target audience is the real idiocy; as far as I know,
nobody natively has an emoji keyboard.

Besides, how are you going to differentiate 1f952 (pickle) from
1f954 (potato) from 1f956 (loaf of bread) sine they all look 
like ovals rotated 45 degrees counter-clockwise?

Seriously, principles of western heraldry would have been a
great guide for the Unicode people. If it's hard to distinguish
A from B without looking at interior details, they're the same
thing on the battlefield.

Quick, was that or

Do you prefer the weather report from
1f324 (Sun slightly obscured by clouds) or
1f325 (Sun more obscured by clouds)?

Is that new music store 1f39c (2 musical notes rising) or 1f39d
(2 musical notes falling)?

When you say "loaf of bread" do you mean 1f956 (thick baguette)
or 1f35e (Pullman loaf)?

What the heck is the difference between 1f34e (apple shaded
vertically) and 1f34f (apple shaded diagonally)? Who approved

Summary: it may be legal, but don't be foolish.


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