Idea: Encode Smileys in Text
Realization: Display an image instead of rendering a glyph.
Okay. Like different fonts, now everybody can have different smileys, but with a standard for codepoints. no questions anymore, if
Now different vendors implemented the smileys in totally different ways (apple rendering a yellow heart (btw. WTF), android a hairy heart (even more WTF)).
Next: The big apps like whatsapp bringt their own (or a apple clone) set of emojis.
So we can get back to application specific smileys with