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Redheads won a Ginger Equality campaign and finally get new Emojis.

Redheads are celebrating their emoji victory in the best way! Twitter has been flooded with redhead appreciation after hearing that the new emojis are being rolled out in 2018.

 

The Unicode Consortium, which oversees emoji selection, has announced the 157 new characters for its new Emoji 11.0 collection. The collection is set to go live in a few months. They now need time for the various apps and phone companies to work on their updates to include the new emojis.

“The new Emoji 11.0 set is fixed and final and includes the data needed for vendors to begin working on their emoji fonts and code ahead of the release of Unicode 11.0, scheduled for June 2018. The new emoji typically start showing up on mobile phones in August or September.” – The Unicode Consortium

Redheads are not the only people being included in the new emoji roll-out. Users will also be able to choose from bald, curly-haired and others, also in a range of skin tones. They’re all set to release in June, but won’t likely hit everyone’s phones until August or September. Despite the fact that the redhead emoji won’t be at our fingertips for months, there’s a widespread celebration online.

“This is a great day for humanity. Red heads have been waiting for this day to come after a long period in the cold, technological wilderness. I think I can speak on behalf of gingers globally, I’m ecstatic.” – Tim Watkin


Sources: Unicode Blog / Twitter
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