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
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
News

Finally, a Taco: The Best and Worst of the 37 New Emojis

A highly subjective ranking.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.17.15
Culture

The Politics of Emoji Diversity

Will more diverse emoji change the way we use them?
Hannah Rosefield
11.25.14
Culture

Could Emoji Ever Be a Language?

As more icons are added to the emoji keyboard, could it one day be a means of communication in its own right?
Hannah Rosefield
3.28.14