Indigenous emojis featuring Aboriginal flag and symbols to be released

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Author: 
NIAMH O BRIEN
Source: 
The Lonely Planet

A set of Indigenous emojis featuring the Aboriginal flag and symbols is set to be released on a custom app, developed by young people on Arrernte country. Ingeous Studios have decided to create their own app after Unicode rejected an application for the Aboriginal flag to be added to the current emoji library.

Ingeous Studios posted a sneak peek at how the new emojis, which will be available on Andriod and iOS, will look to their Facebook page. In the post they stated how proud they were of the emojis, ‘made by young people on Arrernte country in Mparntwe/Alice Springs and complete #Indigenous app development.’ The emojis were designed by young Aboriginal people as part of workshop programmes that took place in central Australia over the last year.

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