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Apple says it wants emoji to be more multicultural

26
Mar
2014

Very few of those characters, which originated from Japanese phone carriers, are non-Caucasian, though it might not be that way for long. Speaking to MTV Act, an Apple spokeswoman says the company has been working closely with the Unicode Consortium (of which its a member) to update, and perhaps expand the emoji character set: There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard. The last big update to Apples emoji collection came in 2012 when the company added gay and lesbian couples as part iOS 6.

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