Unicode 8 supports color through skin tones for human emoji

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Unicode 8 supports color through skin tones for human emoji

Postby Erwin Denissen » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:21 pm

Emoji are pictographs (pictorial symbols) that are typically presented in a colorful cartoon form and used inline in text. They represent things such as faces, weather, vehicles and buildings, food and drink, animals and plants, or icons that represent emotions, feelings, or activities. Unicode characters can have different presentations. Emoji characters can have two kinds of presentation:
- an emoji presentation, with colorful and perhaps whimsical shapes, even animated
- a text presentation, such as black & white

So not only fonts support color, but Unicode will also get some specific support for color:
http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/
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