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Gingerly moving towards more recognition for redheads

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By Chris Harris
Gingerly moving towards more recognition for redheads

Redheads, the butt of frequent teasing in some parts of the world, might not be the first group you’d think would complain about a lack of recognition.

But that’s exactly what online publication Ginger Parrot did, launching a petition demanding the introduction of redheaded emoji.

The icons, digital images that smartphone users employ to express themselves in messaging applications, have, until now, not featured a redheaded person.

But, now that could all be about to change.

Apple is this week to host a meeting of the Unicode Technical Committee, where they are expected to discuss the introduction of a new range of ginger emoji.

The debate is expected to centre on which design to implement.

Search engine Emojipedia says the lack of a ginger emoji is one of the most popular complaints among its users.