Emojis are expanding their representation when it comes to hair — or not having hair.
The Independent reported that the long-demanded red haired emojis could be coming to iPhones in 2018.
Subject to approval by the Unicode Technical Committee in the first quarter of 2018, real-life redheads are already celebrating.
“I can’t wait to finally be able to use an emoji which actually represents me,” a 24-year-old woman identified as Stephanie told The Independent.
People with red hair are not the only ones getting possible representation.
Of the 67 characters proposed for Unicode 11.0, four, including red heads, are hair-related. Curly hair, no hair and white hair are among those listed in a proposal from Unicode.
UTC is the body that develops and maintains the Unicode Standard, a character coding system that universally supports the display of text and languages on the internet. For emojis and text and symbols in other languages each character has a unique code point — a combination of letters and numbers — assigned to each.
In July, Apple announced new emojis to come later in the year, including a beareded person, a person wearing a headscarf, breastfeeding, and foods like a coconut and a sandwich.