Apple to Update its Emoji Character Set for More Diversity

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  1. RaduTyrsina

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    Jun 22, 2012
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    It seems that there are many out there who consider that the current emoji character set is racist or just lacking in multicultural options, as it includes only caucasian icons. The MTV Act has contacted Apple and asked whether there will be something done in this direction. Apple’s vice president of worldwide corporate communications, Katie Cotton, said that the company is working with the Unicode Consortium to add more characters to its emoji offerings:

    The last time when Apple made a change to its emoji character set was with the launch of iOS 6, when these were made accessible to all users as you needed special apps previously to access emoji on iOS. The latest change to the icons used was also made at the launch of iOS 6 when Apple added gay and lesbian couples.

    Apple's library of emojis covers a pretty wide range of characters, and it carries icons of young and old people, Asian and Muslim, gay and straight, but it seems that African-American users haven’t been depicted yet. What do you think about this - should Apple expand its current emoji character set or there’s just too much fuss over such a minor detail?

    Source: MTV
  2. s2mikey

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    Too much fuss? Yeah, I'd think so but it's the way of the world now. Next, they'll have to implement emoticons for sexual preference, religious beliefs, and everything else. My goodness.....
  3. Ser Aphim

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    I never use emojies.

    But when kids see these kinds of emojies it could be a bad influence for them.

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