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When Rayouf Alhumedhi and her friends chat together on the messaging app WhatsApp, they don't use names to identify themselves. Instead, they use emojis. But Rayouf, who wears a headscarf, couldn't find one that looked like her.
"My friends, who don't wear the headscarf, they found something," Rayouf says. "For me? I had to opt to not use an image of a woman wearing a headscarf. Because there isn't one."
The 15-year-old high school student decided to change that.
Rayouf was born in Saudi Arabia and currently lives in Berlin, Germany. She wrote a proposal to create a hijab emoji. Hijab is another word for headscarf. Many Muslim women wear such scarves every day for religious reasons. For many Muslims, it is not proper for a women's hair to
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Her idea now has the support of one of the founders of Reddit, a popular social networking site.
For teenagers like Rayouf, emojis are much more than fun decorations for conversations with friends. They can be the whole conversation. "It's the new language," Rayouf says.
This new, visual language has become an important part of how everyone communicates online. In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries even made the "Face with Tears of Joy" emoji its "word" of the year.
In a blog post about the word of the year, Oxford said that emojis are no longer just for teenagers. The post said that all people can use emojis to express their feelings and even to cross language barriers.
Emojis Are Becoming More Diverse
In response to demands to make emoji look more like the people who use them, emojis are becoming more diverse. For example, human emojis are now available with different skin tones, and Unicode will soon offer new professional emojis that show men and women working in a variety of jobs.
Rayouf is glad that Unicode is making more diverse emojis. Still, she says, there's much more work to be
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She wrote to Apple asking for a headscarf emoji, but she never heard back from the company. Then, on the app Snapchat, she watched a video about how to propose a new emoji. The video explained that anyone can ask Unicode for a new emoji, and gave directions on how to get started.
Rayouf sent two paragraphs describing her idea to Unicode. Her proposal was much shorter than typical emoji requests, which can include pages and pages of details and designs. Still, she heard back from a member of Unicode, who offered to help her shape up her idea for formal consideration. An artist created the headscarf emoji design for her.
Rayouf's proposal would create a headscarf emoji that could be used with the many human emojis that already exist. It works kinds of like putting an outfit on a paper doll. The proposal is supposed to be formally reviewed by Unicode in November. If it is approved, the new emoji could be announced as soon as mid-2017.
Emoji Would Not Just Be For
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