I normally don’t do stories on non-food related topics, but I found this interesting.
There are these little computer graphics called emojis. You have probably seen them before. They are picture graphics that can be used in text and instant message to convey a certain mood. They are similar to emoticons and they are all the crazy now with the kids.
For more information on Emoji, you can go here.
Well, now there is a controversy surrounding these Emoji. What kind of controversy could arise from something so simple and seemingly pointless you ask?
Well, the Unicode Consortium, which is somewhat of a governing body that oversees coding standards, announced on November 14th that they were going to include some new Emoji icons in the next Unicode version 8.0 which is due out sometime next year.
Here is where the true injustice lies. For years the Unicode Consortium has included food items such as pizza and hamburgers, and as of yet, as not included the taco emoji.
Taco Bell is on a mission to change this, and is asking for your help.
A #TacoEmoji needs to happen. Sign this petition and let’s make it happen. http://t.co/s9isodTR22 pic.twitter.com/7FATqIwG7K
— Taco Bell (@tacobell) November 19, 2014
Taco Bell has created a petition on Change.org that if receives enough signatures, could conceivably get the Taco emoji on the list and available for your texting and tweeting pleasure. We hope they’re successful. Because…c’mon, who doesn’t want to use Taco icons in their text messages? Really?
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