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Grapheme clusters, a.k.a.real characters


On Tue, Jul 18, 2017, at 19:21, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Random832 wrote:
> > What about Emoji?
> > U+1F469 WOMAN is two columns wide on its own.
> > U+1F4BB PERSONAL COMPUTER is two columns wide on its own.
> 
> The term "emoji" is becoming rather strained these days.
> The idea of "woman" and "personal computer" being emotions
> is an interesting one...

Emoji comes from Japanese ??? - ?(E) picture, ??(moji) character. It is
not in fact etymologically related to the native English term
"emoticon", which is no longer in common usage.