Proposed emoji changes would bring racial diversity to smiley faces
A new proposal drafted by the Unicode Consortium would introduce more racial diversity into the popular emoji characters used in messages on smartphones. The proposal, edited by Google's Mark Davis and Apple's Peter Edberg, would bring skin tones, based on the Fitzpatrick scale for dermatology, to emoji characters in five hues ranging from a pale creme to a dark brown.
To use the new emoji, users would select the emoji person or character and then add a tone. On compatible phones, a single emoji image or glyph would be show up. On phones that do not support the new font, users will likely see a standard emoji glyph and then a color swatch next to it indicating the skin tone.
The skin tone modifiers would work on all people-related characters, including those that depict couples. A possibility for emoji with couples would be to enter in the skin tone value for each person separately.
Right now, the proposal is still a draft and there is no timeline for implementation so we don't know when it will reach your phones.
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This full racism matter has been blown out of proportion and only because some dicks a few centuries ago in America felt its okay to enslave people. EDIT: if it seems like im ignorant of the racism in America, No. Im just saying its time we stop seeing people by colour. By doing this we just enhance that fact.
Nobody ever said that you are racist.. But, you making a big deal about others expressing themselves, no matter how insignificant YOU may think it is, is making you seem like it now... But, yes, YES, you are definitely closed minded, and there's no convincing me otherwise.... Like I said,, get over it, and just use the damn color you want.... Pretty much all of my friends are white, and they probably are some racist bastards, but would never say the dumb things you just said... And I don't give a damn what color they send me.... Where are you from? The Appalachians I'm thinking...
Dumbest thing I've ever heard... "what if a white person sent you a black one?"""...... Who TF cares?.... You really are a nut case... SMDH.
Ask yourself what if they were all Black, or dark skinned right now... ❓❓
And, why would anyone have a problem with it? You don't.. Do you?
Right now would be a good time for you to sit back and think to yourself "maybe there's something I don't understand, so I'd better stay neutral instead of possibly falsely insulting someone's intelligence, and their rights to ask for differentiation.... Yeah, it's just me that thinks this is a good idea.. Just me. Ok.
Why do people like you like to block these things? Can't you just not use it? The option is there, so what's your problem with me selecting a brown icon for me, and a pink girl for my girlfriend with the couple emoji❓ does that bother you? Because I think it would be cool.. I'd actually like to send her that right now... But, things like that bother you, and you're saying I'm the one who needs to get a new perspective on life❓❓ SMH. Pathetic little trolls like you.
And, I live here in Dallas, Texas... White people call me black, I call them white, and nobody has time to care about that... The fact is that we ARE all different, and instead of that old post civil rights way of ignoring it we should be embracing it, and teaching people that it's a good thing... We are animals just like any other, and we have differences, so this idea is actually good......
We're all the same.. Lol! BS❗ I want my darker thumbs up emoji so I can express myself better... Isn't that what they are there for❓❓
What a boring world to live in... Everyone's the same.... I always hated that idea, and it's not physiologically true...
Before someone says it's not the same thing, it is actually.
There's nothing wrong with adding a little diversity to reflect the world in which we live.
....AND....racist yellow emoji's.
Come on! Why is money and resources being spent on such pointless shit.
These are the kind of things we should worry about when all the big things in this world have been fixed.
... In Samuel L. Jackson's voice... Lol❗❗❗
No one ever considered emoji's to be racist....until today!
No, it's more about personal preferences, and I don't see why YOU would have a problem with someone different than you having choice... Do you see how that sounds?..
Android I always used emoticons to express emotions (as the name read: emoji ~ from emotion). Google is jumping on board. I for one rather have more expressions or more icons than a "RACE" specific icon. If emoticons told stories before, i can't wait to see the racist crap people will be able to come up with for someone's amusement. Solving a problem that wasn't really one to begin with but hey... If it helps them with job creation for committies and designers, then at least something positive will come out of it.
EDIT: Apparently, these new emoji characters would be added to the existing ones that represent characters, and not emotions. That's fine.
I could select brown, and pink for me, and my GF.. That would be awesome, and I love the statement that would make.... Who has a problem with that❓
1 male east indian
~20+ caucasians of various ages, professions, genders, etc. I figured the edits were to allow diversity in these emojis and not the yellow ones everyone here is talking about.
if is not broken don't fix it. I love emojis with colors like yellow green blue red but now thinking of use racial color is a wasted of time. Who understand this people
Color this >>> :-/
No idea why emoji feel they need to be politically correct! Who gives a shit?
Emoji - brought to you by the same people that renamed a blackboard to a chalkboard.
A smiley is just that, a smiley. Why bother wasting coders time with such a pointless update?
Personally I don't have any issue but many of people are gonna have some.