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Re: CHAT: Intonation surrogates in online text

From:Charles <catty@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 7, 1999, 16:06
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:

> If Kibo hath given thee smileys, it must be because he didn't want > them himself. But he is still giving us EXCESSIVE CAPITALIZATION and > lots of exclamation marks!!!! Let's take those instead, so Kibo can go > back to not using smileys.
Nay; for the genius of the prophet was in distinguishing positive from negative, nice from nasty, smile from sneer. In unix X-window, we have the Gumby and the Jolly Roger, but they are not easy to type. I fear that HTML will eventually take over email and we will speak unicode.