The great emoji debate

Do emoji distract the organisers of digital scripts from more cerebral pursuits?

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The way the world’s languages are displayed digitally can be a topic of raging, if somewhat arcane, debate. Coders and designers may disagree over whether a particular script has differentiated upper and lower cases, or which set of accents it needs. But the latest discussion, about emoji…