Maine Senator Rejoices After Announcement of New Lobster Emoji

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In what is definitely the biggest news to hit the state of ME possibly ever, there will soon be an official lobster emoji.

A lobster emoji is coming and Maine's junior senator is boiling over with joy. A formal request was submitted to the Unicode Consortium by King himself in September 2017, The Hill reported.

King signed the tweet with cow (Angus) and crown (King) emojis.

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The new Emoji 11.0 set is fixed and final, and includes the data needed for vendors to begin working on their emoji fonts and code ahead of the release of Unicode 11.0, scheduled for June 2018. The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee determines which characters will become part of the official emoji lexicon, creating a uniform code that can be used across platforms. One of its responsibilities is controlling the emojis that smartphone users can add to their texts and other messages.

Unicode, a nonprofit organization that promotes consistency in computer coding, said Wednesday the lobster emoji was among more than 150 picked to be added in the next round of emojis. Included, as mentioned, are red-haired or bald men and women, those with white - or gray - hair, and an accurate representation of someone with curly hair.

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