Re: Extropian smileys

Michael Lorrey (retroman@together.net)
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 19:29:00 -0500


Anders Sandberg wrote:

> Michael Lorrey <retroman@together.net> writes:
>
> > > What is the ASCII code number for the symbol that looks like a spiral
> > > galaxy???
> >
> > Answered my own question, at least partly
> >
> > This is ansi#0167, which you can type by Alt+0167
> >
> > So: :-) is a galaxy brain
>
> Well, you should be careful about eight-bit character codes. They do
> not transmit well on the net, and can be displayed in the most amazing
> ways on different computers. The above smiley seems to be a smiling
> face with '10' written on the forehead (an upload smiley?).
>
> One might hope for Unicode to solve the problems, but I doubt it.
>
> > and: :-) is merely a jupiter brain, or saturn brain
>
> I get the "not equals" sign, somebody with a removed brain? :-)

Its supposed to look like a O with a / through it.

>
>
> > and if you win an argument: :- is "I told you so"
>
> This was fairly good, the character becomes a thick stroke, like a big
> mouth saying something serious.

It should look like a capital I with a loop on the right side so it looks
like someone is sticking their tongue out at you.

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