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The way the internet is written is inherently racist

Unicode is the basic alphabet of the internet. It’s basically the set of letters and characters people use to write. Here’s the thing: when it was made, it was made by mainly white men who spoke European languages, so many Asian languages were left out. 50 more words

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QOTD: Aditya Mukerjee on the second-class languages of Unicode

At Model View Culture, an article hilariously/depressingly entitled “I Can Text You a Pile of Poo, But I Can’t Write My Name“:

The very first version of the Unicode standard did include Bengali.

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Some redesigned and some new Emoji are available in OS X 10.10.3 Beta

Last week Apple announced that they were almost ready to release an updated version of the actual set of emoji introducing a range of different skin tones in order to give its customer to choose from time to time the ethnicity they intend to represent with the emoji. 864 more words

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LGBT-Friendly Family Emoji On Their Way To Your Phone

Recently, we found out about the new racially-diverse emoji that will be coming to phones very, very soon.

They’re overdue, but we’re still happy about the new additions to our lexicon of face emoji. 89 more words

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LGBT-Friendly Family Emoji On Their Way To Your Phone

Recently, we found out about the new racially-diverse emoji that will be coming to phones very, very soon.

They’re overdue, but we’re still happy about the new additions to our lexicon of face emoji. 89 more words

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