Unicode

Internet History

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.
Paul McCann
8.2.18
vegans

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."
Jelisa Castrodale
6.11.18
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?"
River Donaghey
11.3.17
Tacology

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?
José Ralat
11.9.16
the internet

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?
Alex Swerdloff
11.2.16
Art

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.13.16
Emojis

We Talked to a Typeface Designer About Creating Emojis for Unicode

Paul D. Hunt of Adobe talks about emoji diversity and more.
Leif Johnson
7.17.16
short circuit

Here's Why Emoji Can Break Apps

Emoji are all fun and games until they cause software problems.
Yael Grauer
6.20.16
emoji

The 72 New Emoji, Ranked

The definitive, arbitrary ranking of the latest additions to our pictorial vocabularies.
Emanuel Maiberg
6.5.16
Emojis

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.
Becky Ferreira
5.15.16
tech

Have Emoji Become 'Problematic'?

Hairflip.
Sarah Emerson
5.13.16
Apple

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.
Meghan Neal
11.12.15
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