These 'Ghost Characters' Don't Mean Anything But You Can Type Them Anyway
Forty years ago, a handful of fake Japanese characters ended up in Unicode by mistake.
Google's New Eggless 'Inclusive' Salad Made a Bunch of People Mad
A UK group has accused the company of giving in to vegans' "warped ideology."
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Emoji Makers Went to War over a New Frowning Poop Emoji
"Will we have a CRYING PILE OF POO next? PILE OF POO WITH TONGUE STICKING OUT? PILE OF POO WITH QUESTION MARKS FOR EYES?"
The Brief History of the Taco Emoji Now Has a Happy Ending
Our smart phones have 14 automobile emojis. So what does it mean in our modern world that there's only one taco emoji out there?
RIP Sexy Peach Emoji, the Juiciest Butt Icon of Our Generation
What will the future of sexting entail without the belovedly Rubenesque peach of yore?
A Teen Proposed a Hijab Emoji Because She Just Wanted One that Looked Like Her
Unicode has been moving to make emojis more diverse and inclusive.
We Talked to a Typeface Designer About Creating Emojis for Unicode
Paul D. Hunt of Adobe talks about emoji diversity and more.
Here's Why Emoji Can Break Apps
Emoji are all fun and games until they cause software problems.
The 72 New Emoji, Ranked
The definitive, arbitrary ranking of the latest additions to our pictorial vocabularies.
Unicode Should Take a Hint from Paleontologists When Designing Dinosaur Emojis
Dinosaur emojis present an excellent opportunity to get up to date on dino anatomy.
Have Emoji Become 'Problematic'?
What the Emoji You’re Sending Actually Look Like to Your Friends
Emoji are standardized, but the variations across devices are enough to totally change the meaning of what you’re trying to convey.