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We want the "I Love You" ASL handshape emoji!

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We learned from the recent campaign to add the taco emoji that we need to appeal to Unicode Consortium, a non-profit that regulates the coding standards for written computer text that includes emojis. 

Dear friends at Unicode: We are asking for the “I Love You” handshape to be available in text applications.

Presently there are several handshapes that we use to articulate our feelings by text, including: “peace”, “thumbs up”, “thumbs down”, “face palm”, “fist bump," "a-okay," "up," "down," and more.

“I Love You” is one sign expressed in American Sign Language (ASL) and it has moved into the mainstream with wider universal understanding and acceptance among those who sign and those who do not (yet). Up until now, the best folks can do to recreate it by symbol is \Iii/ and that really doesn't do the meaning justice. 

The "I Love You" sign is an informal way of expressing a number of positive emotions, ranging from general esteem and admiration to love for the recipient of the sign. Source: Wiki.

Of course, the “I Love You” handshape emoji would be available in all skin tones.

Help us. Let’s make the “I Love You” handshape in ASL emoji official!

With Gratitude and Love,

CM Hall and Chad A. Ludwig
Portland, Oregon


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