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@Downes I don't think I understand what you mean by "formalism" in this context. They are too informal?

@fncll Sorry, was a late-night toot. They're over-engineered. They're different for each vendor. I have to depend on someone else's interpretation of what, say, a maple leaf looks like. There's a limited set, and they have to be pre-approved by a committee. Why can't I just use a free-form syntax like :whatever: and let people translate that into whatever image they want? :shrug: There are many circumstances in which they don't work.

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