How the new Apple emoji got their skin tones: it's not what you think


Apple rolled out new developer betas for OS X and iOS Monday — which included, amongst other things, the first look at a more diverse set of emoji.

The move comes a few months after the Unicode Consortium, the group that governs the emoji standard, proposed an update to address emoji diversity.

The new emoji options include different skin color and hair combinations for a slew of characters. And although much of the reaction to the new emoji has been positive, some users — particularly in Asian communities — are upset and confused by the default emoji skin color, which is yellow. Read more…

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