Sunday January 17, 2016

The fight to legitimize the dumpling emoji

The plain or "bling bling" dumpling options, designed by Yiying Lu.

The plain or "bling bling" dumpling options, designed by Yiying Lu. (dumplingemoji.org)

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When writer Jennifer 8. Lee and designer Yiying Lu discovered there was no dumpling emoji, they decided to do something about it. The quest to legitimize the dumpling emoji led them to the Unicode Consortium, and an Emojination Kickstarter campaign.

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Proposed dumpling emoji - "The Plain One" by Yiying Lu.

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Proposed dumpling emoji - "The Personified One, or Bling Bling Dumpling" by Yiying Lu.