0x1F631 FACE SCREAMING IN FEAR

Yet more evidence that a whitelist approach to IDN (“you can only use these characters”) is much to be preferred by registries to a blacklist approach (“you can use any character except these few”).

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1F648		SEE-NO-EVIL MONKEY
1F649		HEAR-NO-EVIL MONKEY
1F64A		SPEAK-NO-EVIL MONKEY
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3 thoughts on “0x1F631 FACE SCREAMING IN FEAR

  1. Once Unicode was made big enough to accommodate Chinese writing (and its derivatives), it was inevitable that it would eventually accumulate a lot of blatantly unnecessary garbage until sooner or later it will become a wretchedly unmaintainable morass of useless cruft.

    I mean, there’s plenty of room left, right? What’s it hurt? (Other than the sanity of everyone who has to support Unicode for any reason, that is. Haha.)

    It started with _relatively_ sane (albeit clearly unnecessary) stuff, like little-known and seldom-used writing systems that nonetheless do represent real languages, bits of not-entirely-mainstream math notation, a set of music notes, …

    But you knew it couldn’t stop there. You knew somebody would eventually argue for the inclusion of popular Dingbats, and it’s all downhill from there.