Last summer, an article on Fast Company asked an important question related to the increasingly popular picture-based character set called emoji, now found on the majority of modern smartphones: Are emoji racist? The problem, the post pointed out, is that the people characters in the emoji set based on the Unicode standard tended to be overwhelmingly white. Where was the diversity?
Anyone know why or just wonder why Android still can't universally see emoji even in ICS or JB without changing font files? I'm aware that stock ICS and JB have emoji built into their srock messaging app now but why can't all ics see emoji in other apps not just text messaging? :confused:
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With the rise of smartphones and messaging apps, emoji and stickers have also grown in popularity, and are now a part of our everyday conversations. But the standard set of emoji that come pre-installed on the iPhone can be limiting.
My HTC One did a download and upgrade to 4.3 yesterday (Sunday). As a result it now has new Emoji emoticons which don't show in past messages. I have Handcent SMS which does uses the previous emoticons and also the Emoji ones, and allows to you swap. No such luxury on the default messaging app though!
The Windows 8.x touch screen keyboard allows for use of many emoji characters, but how can these be accessed without a touch screen? I would've thought they should be available through Character Map, but that means I need to know the correct font in advance, or where they would show.
Does character Map support emoji, and if so, does it need to be from a specific font?
Emoji is always a hot topic when it comes to Android phones, mods, keyboards, etc. and they are only getting more popular as time progresses. I'm part a team of people that created an open source set of emoji set that people are free to use. It's called Emoji One.