Apple Color Emoji
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|Commissioned by||Apple Inc.|
|Also known as||Emoji|
Apple Color Emoji is a color typeface used by iOS and OS X to provide support for the Unicode emoji characters first used in Japanese mobile phones and more recently in other devices globally. Instead of a black & white outline, the typeface has full color images for each of the 889 glyphs it supports.
Prior to iOS 5 SoftBank encoding was used for encoding emoji on Apple devices. Beginning with iOS 5, emoji are encoded using the Unicode standard. Emoji glyphs are stored as PNG images, at two resolutions using a proprietary "sbix" table.
Color emoji glyphs were also included in the release of Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system as part of the Segoe UI Emoji font using Unicode-encoded uncolored base vector glyphs and additional color vector glyph layers.
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