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A Swedish art professor has applauded Apple's promise to diversify its emoticon options, including figures wearing religious headgear such as the hijab.

"It's great, we need people with different skin colours among the emojis, and people with different clothes, from the hijab to the kippa," illustration professor Joanna Rubin Dranger at Stockholm's Konstfack academy told the TT news wire on Thursday.

The website DoSomething.org first let the battle cry sound, asking Apple to take a closer look at its 800 emojis.


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