• Emoji update proposal includes 55 different couples - where are the gingers?

    9 days ago - By The Next Web

    Unicode today published a blog post with a link to a short list of the candidates for the 2019 Emoji 12.0 update. Making the list are 55 emoji representing interracial couples. And it's about time! I can't help but wonder though, why none of the little people in them look like me. The Verge's Shoshana Wodinsky today reported on the proposed emoji candidates, saying “it's a win for diversity.” I'm certainly not disagreeing, it is. It's just not a complete win. There's a discrepancy in the hair representation. Blondes and brunettes are there, as are the raven-haired, but there isn't...
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  • Unicode 12.0 Emoji To Further Inclusivity, Add Tools & More

    Unicode 12.0 Emoji To Further Inclusivity, Add Tools & More

    9 days ago - By Android Headlines

    There are now around 179 draft candidates for new emoji that are up for consideration in Unicode 12.0 with a substantial number of those aimed at improved inclusivity while others would add tools, objects, and animals. Among the more prominent of those, changes to the couples emoji would result in an additional 55 new combinations, according to a recent publication in the official Unicode blog. Those changes, as put forward during the most recent Unicode Technical Committee meeting, would center around adding many more combinations in terms of both skin tone and gender. Beyond that, the...
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