From breastfeeding to hijab, new emojis to reflect the world we live in

The subcommittee tasked with the important job of deciding which emojis perfectly describe our thoughts and actions (without words) plans to add 51 new characters.

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The Unicode Consortium’s Emoji Subcommittee proposed the new images for version 10.0, due next year. Included in the list are a sled, a pretzel, a breastfeeding woman, a vampire, broccoli, a bowl with a spoon, and a woman wearing a hijab.

The hijab emoji will be the first depiction of a Muslim woman in Unicode’s characters.

You can find Unicode in the device you’re likely holding right now. The emoji are used by companies like Apple, Google, Oracle, and IBM.

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The consortium is expected to make its final decision in May for a June 2017 roll-out. The Unicode Consortium is made up of more than 100 people, as well as major tech companies.

(H/T: VentureBeat)

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