New petition demands gaming character emojis are added to the official Unicode Standard

By | August 5, 2021
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Love them or hate them, emojis have arguably become as important as the written alphabet, essentially becoming a language of their own!

From the age-old classic smiley face to cute pictures of animals, the list of emojis has been growing since the first one was released way back in 1997!1

The Unicode Standard (the officially recognized library of emojis) hosts a staggering 3,521 emojis, but as of yet, gaming characters have so far been refused entry into this prestigious list.

However, fear not as this is set to change! Ebuyer has released a list of downloadable gaming character emojis, as well as creating a petition to get them added into the official Unicode Standard.

The new emojis – which can be downloaded from , hosts everything from Mario, Sonic and GTA to Halo emojis. So, gamers will never have to go without again.

Furthermore, a petition has been set up to raise awareness of this issue and demand change for gamers globally.

The petition can be seen at

Commenting on the petition and newly released emojis Andy Roberts, E-Commerce Director of stated:

“With over 3,500 emojis to choose from, its hard to believe that our favorite gaming characters have yet to make the list. Hopefully, our petition will encourage change whilst our online library allows users to access their favorite emojis immediately.”

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