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Grapheme clusters, a.k.a.real characters

Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> writes:

> The term "emoji" is becoming rather strained these days.
> The idea of "woman" and "personal computer" being emotions
> is an interesting one...

I think of ?emoji? as ?not actually a character in any system anyone
would use for writing anything, but somehow gets to squat in the Unicode

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Ben Finney