It’s happening! It’s really, really happening! Finally, the redhead emojis are coming!
Today, Unicode Consortium, the powers that be when it comes to all things emoji, revealed their latest list of emojis in the new Emoji 11.0 set, due to be released later this year. Of the 157 new characters a whopping 77 of the collection offer a range of skin tones and modifiers (12 of which are gingers, thank you very much), ripe and ready for smartphone providers to apply to their operating systems.
Unicode’s statement said: “The new Emoji 11.0 set is fixed and final, and includes the data needed for vendors to begin working on their emoji fonts and code ahead of the release of Unicode 11.0, scheduled for June 2018. The new emoji typically start showing up on mobile phones in August or September.”
Like the lovely people they are, Emojipedia has imagined the characters for us all…
…and now we feel like this:
Joy to the world, the gingers are coming!