back to article You have suffered without red-headed emoji for too long. That changes Tuesday

Brace yourself, world: the Unicode Consortium unleashes version 11.0 of its Emoji and general standard on Tuesday June 5th, and will right the terrible wrong that is the absence of red-headed emoji. Emoji 11.0 of Unicode’s eponymous standard will also add curly hair, white hair and bald heads. Those additions, and red hair, …


  1. katrinab Silver badge

    What about brown envelopes

    If the Chinese can get red envelopes, why can't we get brown ones? They have a very different meaning, so substituting a red one would not be appropriate.

  2. find users who cut cat tail

    Obligatory XKCD

    xkcd 1953

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  3. handleoclast Silver badge
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    Excellent news!

    Since it will be a unicode combiner, red hair can be added to any emoji.

    So, finally, we'll be able to use a red-haired poo represent Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Evans, etc.

    Good news, indeed.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Full Circle

    In the beginning man drew figures on a cave wall. They gave a rough meaning to what was being described but no fine detail. Rush forward a few thousand years and an alphabet was invented. It enabled the user to construct words that mimicked speech. It became possible to state exactly what was meant. Progress. But even this lacked the ability to convey mood easily. It was possible but the writer needed to set the mood by choosing the words carefully. Writers were born. Fast forward to now. Some brain dead idiots decided to cut out the writing part so back we go to pictures. For the ignorant it was progress because there was no need to learn grammar or spelling, just stab away and you are golden. Rather than teaching the idiots the value of learning something valuable the world caves and sets mankind back to the dark ages. Welcome to the new millennium.

  5. Gene Cash Silver badge

    Nerd Face 1F913

    Is it just me, or does that look racist as fuck?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Nerd Face 1F913

      Just you.

  6. earl grey Silver badge
    Paris Hilton


    At last I get a unicorn!

    1. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

      Re: 1F984

      Do the unicorn fart rainbows?


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