For the graphical emoticons, you could use the appropriate Unicode
characters or their numeric entities in a <figDesc> -- emoticons have
been in Unicode for a while:
On 11-06-05 11:21 PM, Maria Ermakova wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have a question concerning emoticon encoding. I am encoding forums and
> chats (using default text and speech modules), and there is plenty of
> different characters, which express emotions. Generally one can divide them
> in two separate blocks: graphic emoticons (smileys) and typed emoticons
> (strings of characters).
> I have tried the following elements for encoding them:<g>,<seg
> type="emoticon">,<figure><graphic/></figure>. Nevertheless, this encoding
> does not seem to be satisfactory.
> Has anyone done smiley encoding? If yes, how did You annotate them? Did You
> distinguish between different types of emoticons?
> Thank You in advance,
> Maria Ermakova