Results 1 to 6 of 6

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Unicode Consortium Proposes the Introduction of Ethnic Emojis in 2015 Update

  1. #1
    What's Jailbreak? Akshay Masand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    5,897
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 200 Times in 179 Posts

    Default Unicode Consortium Proposes the Introduction of Ethnic Emojis in 2015 Update


    The Unicode Consortium recently revealed a range of emoji skin tone modifiers that it plans to roll out as an update to the current standard in a draft proposal. The updated standard finally brings a variety of ethnicities to the increasingly popular pictographs. This is the first time the consortium has introduced an option to modify characters to represent different ethnicities.

    The consortium said the following regarding the matter:

    People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity, especially for skin tone. The Unicode emoji characters for people and body parts are meant to be generic, yet following the precedents set by the original Japanese carrier images, they are often shown with a light skin tone instead of a more generic (inhuman) appearance, such as a yellow/orange color or a silhouette.
    Rather than picking its own tints, Unicode proposed utilizing six shades from the Fitzpatrick scale. For those of you who don’t know what the Fitzpatrick scale is, it is a widely recognized dermatologic standard which was developed to study skin tone. The initial color variations range from light pink to dark brown but it may change when Unicode 8.0 launches next year.

    The functionality of the implementation is set to allow users to apply skin colors to a select group of characters as a font modifier. This keeps the set of icons rather manageable considering the set of icons is already quite expansive. The default method is set to display a select character, a color swatch and the combined result. The shorthand-version simply displays the character and swatch glyph to be applied.

    We’ll have to wait and see when this ethnic set of icons is ready to be implemented.

    Source: Unicode (Report)

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand

  2. #2
    Livin' the SPIDEY Life SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Georgia USA
    Posts
    2,197
    Thanks
    1,697
    Thanked 826 Times in 526 Posts

    Anyone else think it'd be better and easier to simply change it yellower.

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

  3. #3
    My iPhone is a Part of Me
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    659
    Thanks
    74
    Thanked 173 Times in 111 Posts

    This wasn't even necessary

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Answer1o1 For This Useful Post:

    SpiderManAPV (2014-11-06)

  5. #4
    Knows something jsuddu0109's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Toledo, Ohio
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    225
    Thanked 18 Times in 13 Posts

    Slow day, huh?

  6. #5
    I thought it was supposed to launch this year??

  7. #6
    I'm glad they have an emoji for someone who is jaundiced due to alcoholic liver disease.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to peacedog For This Useful Post:

    jsuddu0109 (2014-11-06)

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •