Google says Thursday that the Unicode Consortium, which controls emoji standards, has agreed to add 11 new emojis in response to Google’s proposal in May to create a set of emojis “with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.”READ MORE: One Dead In Crash, Fire Involving Big-Rig On Eastbound Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Among the new emoji characters is a doctor, a scientist, a farmer and a welder. The characters are available in male forms as well and can be customized for skin tone.
Google’s original proposal said women, and those under 30 in particular are the most frequent users of emojis.READ MORE: COVID: Marin County Begins Easing Rules As Omicron Surge Likely Peaking
The new emojis could be available on smartphones before the end of the year.
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