Friday, July 15, 2016

Google Adding New Emoji To Promoting Gender Equality

In an effort to promote gender equality, Google has been working with the Unicode Technical Committee to add emoji that “empower young girls” and more accurately reflect the “diversity of women’s careers” as well as “the pivotal roles that women play in the world.”

Yesterday, the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee has agreed to add 11 new professional emoji, in both male and female options and with all the skin tones. That’s more than 100 new emoji to choose from!

Unicode is also adding male and female versions to 33 existing emoji. For example, you'll be able to pick both a female runner emoji and a male runner emoji, or a man or woman getting a haircut.

The new additions will soon be available on Android and other platforms that support emoji.

Source: Google Blog

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