Sumary of Emojis: The pride of digital language:
- If you use social media or instant messaging apps, emojis are the salt and pepper to your dish (pun intended).
- On World Emoji Day, we talk to some members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community on how the departure from binary emojis helped catalyse the conversation around the gender spectrum.
- Since 1995, the Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organisation, approves and standardises emojis across platforms.
- And, a three-gender formula was first introduced in their 2019 edition, Emoji 12.0, with the addition of a gender-neutral person standing, kneeling and holding hands with another person.
- Echoing similar views, Rishi Raj, 20, a student, says, “They will help a lot in self-expression and will have a large socio-cultural and political impact.