You can easily find a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down: why not the American Sign Language symbol (shown above) for "I love you"?
Western Oregon University professor C.M. Hall and Oregon Association of the Deaf interim president Chad A. Ludwig have started a petition to get this common ASL gesture included in a future Unicode emoji set. The petition is directed to the Unicode Consortium, the organization that approves and standardizes additions to the Unicode standard, Tim Moynihan reports in Wired.
“By making this emoji available in the universal emoji list, it would promote its use in the mainstream,” Ludwig told Wired.
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