Emoji Bible
Posted: 30 May 2016 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]
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In the Guardian.

I wonder how he rendered ‘’great of flesh’’ which doesn’t mean fat. The Holy Ghost would be easy enough but might detract from the spirit of the mysterious original.

Didn’t they used to be called emoticons? The -ji suffix sounds Japanese as in kanji (Chinese characters) and romanji (our alphabet).

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Posted: 30 May 2016 07:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Emoticons are ascii text (kaomoji) while emoji are graphics (pictures). Emoji came about when Japanese phone makers started implementing software that automatically turned emoticons into pictures.

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Posted: 31 May 2016 01:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Mentioned this before, but it’s so amazing that I’ll say it again…

The word emoji is not at all related to emotion or emoticon or anything like that.

Instead it is formed of the Japanese words e (meaning picture) and moji (meaning character).

Factual but true!

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Posted: 31 May 2016 02:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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OP Tipping - 31 May 2016 01:29 AM


Factual but true!

I am so stealing this phrase.

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Posted: 31 May 2016 05:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Posted: 03 June 2016 10:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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New emoji approved by the Emoji consortium. I remember muddling through with 26 letters. (Below it says ‘’enable smileys in this post’’ which I have ticked :))

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Posted: 03 June 2016 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The Globe and Mail has a nice piece on the emoji Bible today. Alex Gillespie is one of my colleagues here at U of T.

The story also reminds me of the Pamplona picture bible, sort of a precursor to the modern graphic novel.

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Posted: 03 June 2016 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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How would the Pamplona Picture Bible have been used? Would it be a companion piece to someone telling the stories? Seems a bit opaque if you don’t already know what you’re seeing.

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Posted: 04 June 2016 03:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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There are a number of medieval picture bibles extant. I brought up the Pamplona one because U of T has a very nice facsimile edition of it.

Due to the great expense in making them, picture bibles were generally commissioned by nobility for their personal use. (It’s unlikely they were used to educate the illiterate masses, as stained glass windows and church murals were.) Some include textual description and commentary. Most were probably used for personal reflection and as a means of interpreting the biblical stories in a particular way.

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