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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Hijab Wearing Emoji Coming To iPhone
Now Politically Correct Emojis
) - As the UK's fastest growing language, emoji characters need to represent of a broad range of people.
That's why, last year, Apple released a set of racially diverse emoji faces, allowing users to choose the skin tone that best represents them.
The Unicode Consortium also recently approved a selection of
same-sex couple emoji
and a rainbow flag, which is commonly used by the LGBT movement as a symbol of gay pride.
However, until now, there has been nothing to represent Muslim women, so earlier this year, 15-year-old Rayouf Alhumedhi
launched a campaign for a hijab emoji.
Rayouf lives in Berlin, but is originally from Saudi Arabia, and drafted the proposal to the Unicode Consortium after a WhatsApp conversation with her friends.
Like a lot of teenagers, they began referring to each other with emojis during their text chats, but Rayouf struggled to find a character that she identified with.
"I wanted something to represent me, alongside the millions of women who wear the headscarf every day, and pride themselves on wearing the headscarf," she told the
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Thats a nice emoji . Friendly one .
November 15, 2016 at 6:59 AM
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